DAUGHTER Original musical score for upcoming Square Enix videogame Life Is Strange: Before The Storm out now
PRAISE FOR DAUGHTER
“Daughter get set to release what I think is its best album yet…” – Robin Hilton, NPR
“It’s an imposing offering: crunching guitar chords, and one of Elena Tonra’s most concise performances to date.” – Clash
“They do what they do best: balance soothing vocals and intense lyrics to create a powerful tune.” – NYLON
“The rousing track signals a massive leap for the band, but also suggests a score that will be unlike anything else in the video game world.” – Billboard
Award-winning London trio Daughter have released Music from Before the Storm, an original musical score with Square Enix’s highly anticipated new game Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Created in London earlier this year, this is Daughter’s first experience working on an original soundtrack.
BEFORE THE STORM is the prequel to LIFE IS STRANGE, the hugely successful BAFTA award-winning narrative driven game released in 2015. It was a boundary-breaking videogame, with principal characters drawn from real life facing everyday issues, touching upon difficult situations such as bullying, suicide, teen pregnancy as well as tackling the complexities of love and friendship. The original game was celebrated for the strength of its music, and Daughter’s involvement in the next installment is a brilliant continuation in the franchise’s development.
Lead by first single ‘Burn It Down’ earlier this month, Daughter’s announcement brought together their devoted following with a whole new set of fans from the Life Is Strange games community excited to learn of the unique collaboration. Soon after the band released a behind-the-scenes video feature that explained the scoring process, their immediate connection to the game’s lead characters and how it all came together. Premiered by Billboard and featured by Rolling Stone, watch the feature in full here.
Purchase / Stream Music from Before the Storm: https://daughter.lnk.to/MusicFromBeforeTheStorm
Daughter – ‘Burn It Down’
Stream / Purchase: https://daughter.lnk.to/BurnItDown
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 Disappearfollowed 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 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.
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM © 2017 Square Enix Ltd. All Rights Reserved. LIFE IS STRANGE and LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en
Original Score – 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
Daughter – Music from Before the Storm is out now
via 4AD / Remote Control Records.