FIFA 18 fans have been given an early glimpse into the game’s soundtrack – and it’s pretty decent.
Artists featured include the XX, The Amazons and Off Bloom.
Here’s the list of music that appears in the beta – we can expect a few more songs to appear in the new game.
- Slip Away – Perfume Genius
- Dangerous – The XX
- Ça Vas Pas Tete – Teme Tan
- Stay With Me – The Amazons
- Star Roving – Slowdive
- Jungle – Tash Sultana
- Automatic (New Edit) – Mondo Cozmo
- Falcon Eye – Off Bloom
So how does the game’s soundtrack gets compiled? And what does it takes for an emerging artist to break through into the coveted list?
We spoke to EA Sports Senior Music Supervisor Cybele Pettus about how the franchise discovers new music, compiles the playlist, and what they look for in ‘FIFA-style’ music.
“Being ahead of the curve is the ultimate challenge and reward of curating FIFA, yet it takes an insane amount of hard work and gut instinct to get there,” Cybele told Dream Team.
She continued: “We start the process almost a year before the game is released, so we have to be a combination of ultimate A&R (artists and reportoire) scout and music trend Nostradamus.
“There are an enormous number of artists and bands – both completely unknown and established stars – that want to be part of FIFA because a) they recognise the soundtrack’s global impact and b) they’re huge fans of the game.
“Certainly our professional backgrounds come into play here, as do our relationships with domestic and international labels, publishers, managers and artists.”
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