A father/daughter duo and a seasoned singer-songwriter.
The downloadable content update for Rock Band 4 this week includes music from animated web series RWBY, and a rock song that originally featured on the soundtrack to The Transformers: The Movie.
Available from Thursday, 9th August, this week’s DLC tracks are:
- Jeff Williams – “This Will Be the Day (feat. Casey Lee Williams)”
- Stan Bush – “The Touch” (2007 version)
The release notes include the following song descriptions:
From Rooster Teeth’s hit animated web series RWBY comes “This Will Be The Day”, the Volume 1 OP created by Jeff Williams ft. Casey Lee Williams. The father/daughter duo have performed together throughout the RWBY series and other Rooster Teeth series such as Red vs. Blue. RWBY is a series taking place in the fantasy world of Remnant, where Ruby and her friends meet in a school that teaches you how to hunt shadowy beasts called Grimm. With Volume 6 premiering this fall, RWBY has solidified itself as one of Rooster Teeth’s biggest hits and definitely has one of the studio’s best soundtracks. In Rock Band 4, “This Will Be The Day” drums are gonna bring you a straight hard rock chart. It’s gonna stay heavy, there’s gonna be some tough fills that bring up the difficulty. Vocals in RWBY songs are looped into the lore of the universe, and there’s some nuanced harmonies to work on as you sing it. Guitar has a rapid riff throughout that tests your anchoring and brings in a hard solo that’ll surprise first-timers. Sounds pretty great, right? It’s free for Rivals owners, so you get a super fun track just for being you!
Stan Bush was a go-to for ’80s soundtracks, and re-recorded “The Touch” for In This Life, his 2007 studio album. The original was featured in movies ranging in subject matter from vehicles with a penchant for walking all the way to highlights of living in the swingin’ 1970s, so odds are good you know it from somewhere. A downright anthemic song, everyone will play a powerful role in the song. Guitar is full of chords, big drums hold it down alongside chugging bass, and vocals will take all your heart. There’s even a pair of quick guitar solos that’ll take some practice to nail. You’ve got the touch!
Tracks can be bought individually and “This Will Be the Day” is free to players who own the Rock Band Rivals expansion.
To get a better idea of the songs’ pace and structure, watch the DLC update video below.
Developed and published by Harmonix, Rock Band 4 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.