This week’s update features a rap song and its rock cover.
The following songs will be available from 24th June:
- Masked Wolf – “Astronaut in the Ocean” (originally released in 2019 and rereleased in 2021).
- Our Last Night – “Astronaut in the Ocean” (a 2021 cover of Masked Wolf’s original).
Tracks can be purchased individually from the Rock Band Music Store.
The descriptions below are taken from this week’s release notes:
Australian rapper Masked Wolf’s breakthrough hit “Astronaut In The Ocean” was initially released in 2019 then re-released in early January 2021 after it began to see widespread success. It has reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song’s lyrics touch on depression and anxiety and features a modern hip-hop sonic landscape consisting of half-time electronic drums, a booming bassline, and an eerie guitar line.
Our Last Night’s cover of “Astronaut In The Ocean” was released March 25th 2021 and is a more post-hardcore take on the Masked Wolf song. It features the same iconic guitar line detuned, distorted and expanded to create a melodic and heavy song when paired with the hybrid harsh and clean vocal delivery and syncopated double bass drum patterns. Fans of the original song and heavy music alike will have a fun time with this track.
To get a better idea of the songs’ pacing and structure, watch the latest DLC trailer (embedded below).
Rock Band 4 is developed and published by Harmonix for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.