Figure skating and freestyle skiing are featured on the first night of the televised 2018 Winter Olympics on February 8 on NBC. At the Gangneug Ice Area in South Korea, American figure skater Nathan Chen, an 18-year-old from Salt Lake City, Utah, will make his Olympic debut. For Team USA, Chen will skate the short program which is set to Benjamin Clementine’s dramatic song “Nemesis.”
The song “Nemesis” is about “treating others the way you want to be treated.” Clementine, the 29-year-old Englishman living in Paris wrote the song after “surviving homelessness, poverty and years of busking.” He told NPR, while composing the song, “I wanted a stride feel for this song and I intentionally called it ‘Nemesis’ as for the obvious reasons in Greek mythology.” (Nemesis is the spirit of divine retribution). Clementine released his first full-length album At Least For Now which features “Nemesis” (see link above) in January 2015.