Award-winning London trio Daughter has released Music from Before the Storm, an original musical score with Square Enix’s highly anticipated new game Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Created in London earlier this year, this is Daughter’s first experience working on an original soundtrack.
Before the Storm is the prequel to Life is Strange, the hugely successful BAFTA award-winning narrative driven game released in 2015. It was a boundary-breaking video game, with principal characters drawn from real life facing everyday issues, touching upon difficult situations such as bullying, suicide, teen pregnancy as well as tackling the complexities of love and friendship. The original game was celebrated for the strength of its music, and Daughter’s involvement in the next instalment is a brilliant continuation of the franchise’s development.
Lead by the first single ‘Burn It Down’ earlier this month, Daughter’s announcement brought together their devoted following with a whole new set of fans from the Life Is Strange games community excited to learn of the unique collaboration. Soon after the band released a behind-the-scenes video feature that explained the scoring process, their immediate connection to the game’s lead characters and how it all came together. Premiered by Billboard and featured by Rolling Stone, watch the feature in full here.
Daughter will be back on the road later this year, opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November. Full tour dates are listed below, and tickets can be purchased at ohdaughter.com/live.