Rock Band Rivals Season 9 starts this week.
Rock Band 4‘s downloadable content update for this week includes music from rock band Imagine Dragons and pop rockers Maroon 5.
The following tracks will be released on 29th November, kicking off Season 9 of Rock Band Rivals:
- Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
- Maroon 5 – “Girls Like You”*
*Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 9 Spotlight Pass.
Songs can be purchased individually.
The descriptions below are taken from this week’s release notes:
Imagine Dragons is no stranger to Rock Band, and “Natural” marks their FIFTH song released in the game. Not only that, but it’s their FIFTH song to top the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. Talk about cool coincidences! “Natural” was the lead single off the recently released Origins, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. You’ll find a lot of fun in this song, as the percussion has a lot of unconventional techniques. Marching line snares, rim clicks, and even a section that’s just the snare and kick make for a lot of unique sections. It’s also a great song to practice harmonies on, with long sustained choral notes.
We’re also bringing “Girls Like You” from Maroon 5 to Rock Band 4. Their latest album Red Pill Blues reached #2 on the Billboard 200, another in a long line of success for Maroon 5. Three singles and another great summer in, the album shows no signs of slowing down. They’re currently on the Red Pill Blues Tour, with big Mandalay Bay shows for New Year’s Eve, and worldwide stops in 2019! Like other Maroon 5 guitar charts, there’s a lot of variation throughout. It’s a strum-heavy riff, so you’ll have to be paying attention. As you’d expect from Adam Levine parts, the harmonies are a highlight, and the third line even splits off to riff at the end of the song. The latter choruses have some busy hi-hat action to bring the drums up as well.
Watch the latest DLC trailer for a better understanding of the songs’ pacing and structure.
Developed and published by Harmonix, Rock Band 4 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.