Watch Grimes’ performance of “4ÆM” at The Game Awards 2019.
In a video segment during The Game Awards 2019, CD Projekt Red gave a behind-the-scenes look at the soundtrack to its upcoming narrative-driven open world role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.
Artists and musicians who are contributing music to the game include rapper A$AP Rocky, reggae artist Deadly Hunta, composer and producer Gazelle Twin, singer-songwriter Grimes, musician and singer Ilan Rubin, DJ and singer Nina Kraviz, musician Rat Boy, punk rock band Refused, electronic musician Richard Devine, hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, and cellist Tina Guo.
As previously reported, Refused will be providing original music in the form of in-game chrome rock band SAMURAI. An EP is in the works with one track already released.
In the BTS video titled “Behind The Music” (embedded above), the artists talk about how their music will complement the world of Cyberpunk 2077.
“It’s quite rebellious and it’s quite noisy and aggressive,” Gazelle Twin explained. “I think ‘industrial’ is the word.”
“So we have some tracks that are super dirty, super heavy,” Tina Guo said. “And then we have some tracks that are very beautiful and ambient.”
Killer Mike of Run the Jewels, rather drily, said: “We wanna provide you with the soundtrack of ‘fucking shit up.'”
Grimes extended her collaboration with CD Projekt Red to The Game Awards 2019 where she performed “4ÆM” (embedded below) – a drum and bass track from her upcoming album Miss Anthropocene. Apart from contributing to Cyberpunk 2077′s soundtrack, she’ll also be the voice of in-game pop star Lizzy Wizzy.
Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for release on 16th April, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. A Google Stadia release is also planned for 2020.