Square Enix, the company behind successful franchises such as Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider, recently announced that the band Daughter will be recording the score for the video game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The game takes place in the Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series.
The band Daughter is a London based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli, and Remi Aguilella. The band has been selling out shows since 2010, and their recent album, Not To Disappear, has been praised by publications such as NPR, The Observer, Billboard, and many others. The band will head out on a North American tour in October, and then go to South America in November.
The original music score titled, “Music From Before The Storm” will be released through Glassnote Records and 4AD on September 1st of this year. The game features all the tracks on “Music From Before The Storm” as well as additional licensed tracks including two classic Daughter songs. Also appearing on the score are licensed songs from Speedy Ortiz and Pretty Vicious. The first game’s soundtrack includes great contributions from Alt-j, Mogawi, Amanda Palmer, and more.
Elena Tonra said, “We are so proud to have written the soundtrack for “Life Is Strange: Before the Storm”, “It was our first experience working on an original soundtrack, and are so honored to have been given the opportunity to work with the team. We loved the story on first read as it centers around realistic female lead characters who are emotional, intelligent, sensitive and bad ass in equal measure. I think the characters themselves have really inspired the soundscapes we have created. It was a pleasure to be involved.”
Check out the track list and listen to the first song “Burn It Down” below:
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