LONDON (August 8th, 2017) – SQUARE ENIX®, publisher of award-winning and best-selling videogame franchises such as FINAL FANTASY® and TOMB RAIDER®, today announced that the original musical score for LIFE IS STRANGE™: BEFORE THE STORM, the next game in the award-winning, multi-million copy selling, episodic LIFE IS STRANGE franchise, will feature music by British indie-folk band Daughter. The original music score entitled “ Music From Before The Storm” will be released via Glassnote Records/4AD on September 1st 2017. The game features all the tracks on Music from Before the Storm as well as additional licensed tracks including two classic tracks from Daughters back catalogue.
The game was officially unveiled as part of the Xbox E3 Briefing in June. The first of three episodes will be released on Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on August 31 2017.
“Life is Strange is a game that evokes a lot of emotion in people and, alongside great storytelling and characterisation, it’s music that plays a huge role in this”, said Jon Brooke Vice President for Brand Marketing, Square Enix London Studios. “It was really important for us to find a great collaboration for original music alongside our licensed tracks to capture the raw emotion of our game and Daughter fit that bill perfectly. Once we’d heard all the tracks for the game we really wanted the album to have a full release so our fans could enjoy them over and over. We’re really thankful and excited to be on the brink of a Life is Strange Daughter album release, we hope everyone enjoys the tracks as much as we expect.”
"We are so proud to have written the soundtrack for "Life Is Strange: Before the Storm”, said Elena Tonra, Daughter Lead Singer. “It was our first experience working on an original soundtrack, and are so honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with the team. We loved the story on first read as it centres around realistic female lead characters who are emotional, intelligent, sensitive and badass in equal measure. I think the characters themselves have really inspired the soundscapes we have created. It was a pleasure to be involved."
"We wanted to have fun with this project so we made something we felt could be a soundtrack for the characters in the game themselves”, said Igor Haefeli, founding band member. It was also important for us to make sure this collection of songs and pieces of music stood on their own so we really went that extra mile. We hope players and non-players alike will equally enjoy it.”
Music from Before the Storm
2. Burn It Down
5. The Right Way Around
8. All I Wanted
9. I Can’t Live Here Anymore
10. Dreams Of William
13. A Hole In The Earth
Listen to the first track “Burn It Down” here:
Pre-Order Music from Before the Storm now:
The previously released LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM cinematic trailer that first aired during the Xbox E3 Briefing can be found here:
A previously released 20 minute excerpt from the game itself can be found here:
Since 2010, the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella, otherwise known as Daughter, has gained a loyal fanbase, playing to sold-out venues around the world. Their first album, the silver-selling If You Leave was released in 2013 and debuted in the Top 20 of the UK album chart. Their award-winning and critically-acclaimed second album Not To Disappear followed in 2016 and was celebrated by the likes of NPR, The Observer, Stereogum, Nylon, Billboard, and many more. Daughter will be heading back on the road later this year, with the trio opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November. For further details head to www.ohdaughter.com .
About LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
More information on the game can be found at https://www.lifeisstrange.com/
About Deck Nine Games
Deck Nine Games is an independent videogame developer devoted to bringing together two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay. Its talented team of developers have won awards for their work in films, TV and videogames. Located at the foot of the Colorado mountains, Deck Nine Games is focused on becoming a premium developer of narrative adventure games for consoles, PC and mobile devices.
More information on Deck Nine Games can be found at www.DeckNineGames.com
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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For all Daughter press inquiries, please contact:
Lauren Resnick | Glassnote Records | Resnick@glassnotemusic.com