The next big PlayStation exclusive game, Days Gone, arrives this week, and ahead of that, the action-adventure games’ official soundtrack has been released. The 25-song soundtrack features music by Nathan Whitehead, who also did the music for movies like The Purge, Keanu, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The soundtrack also features artists like Jack Savoretti, Billy Raffoul, and Zander Reese, while singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi is featured with the song “Days Gone Quiet.”
“The ideas that define the score are the tenacity of the human spirit and the value of relationship,” Whitehead said in a release.
Whitehead worked with Sony Bend creative director John Garvin on the music. Garvin told Whitehead that the theme of Days Gone the game is not just about surviving, but also why people like main character Deacon want to survive in the first place.
“When I heard that, I was instantly excited about all the places the music could go,” Whitehead said. “I found it really interesting to be navigating the survival aspect and also this introspective aspect at the same time. The Pacific Northwest setting is absolutely beautiful and it really felt like the score needed to connect to this environment as well. Deacon and the environment seemed to call for an organic, lived-in sound with a touch of Americana.”
Days Gone follows the story of a bounty hunter named Deacon St. John, who travels through the Pacific Northwest in a world two years removed from a “global pandemic.”
Days Gone launches on April 26. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.