Sony Interactive Entertainment has partnered with RCA Records to release a full album for upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding. Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music From the World of Death Stranding) is named for the mysterious rainfall that affects all it touches, while its songs find their inspiration in the game’s narrative focus: Sam Bridges and his journey to reconnect a fractured society and save mankind from extinction.
SIE and Kojima Productions set out to find artists in many different genres whose music evoked some of the key thematic elements in the game. Each artist on Death Stranding: Timefall spent time with the team at SIE, interacting with the game’s story and vibe, coming up with their own unique takes on connection, love, loss, and rebirth. Today, you can hear the first of these, from renowned Scottish anthemic electro-pop group CHVRCHES. After spending time with Mr. Kojima at Kojima Productions in Tokyo, the band were inspired to write an original song.
The Death Stranding: Timefall track list includes:
“Trigger” Major Lazer x Khalid
“Ghost” Au/Ra x Alan Walker
“Death Stranding” CHVRCHES
“YELLOW BOX” The Neighbourhood
“Meanwhile…In Genova” The S.L.P.
“Ludens” Bring Me the Horizon
“Born in The Slumber” Flora Cash
“Sing to Me” MISSIO
In the November 8, 2019 release, which you can pre-order for the PlayStation 4, you play as Sam Bridges and traverse a ravaged nation to reconnect a fractured society and save mankind from the brink of extinction.
In the Hideo Kojima game, besieged by death’s tide at every turn, Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre-defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.
The cast includes Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Sam, Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Léa Seydoux as Fragile, Margaret Qualley as Mama, Guillermo del Toro as Deadman, Nicolas Winding Refn as Heartman, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Die-Hardman, Troy Baker as Higgs, and Lindsay Wagner as Amelie.