Daughter – “Burn It Down”

Daughter, the London trio that made its name on grandly dramatic indie rock something like Lorde fronting the National, is not the first band I’d have expected to record the soundtrack for a video game. But that’s just what they’ve done. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is the prequel to 2015’s award-winning Life Is Strange by Square Enix, the Japanese developer also responsible for the Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider franchises. (A press release explains, “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.”) Daughter have crafted a 13-song soundtrack album for the prequel called Music From Before The Storm, and today they’re sharing one of those tracks, the melancholy yet rhythmically charged “Burn It Down.” It’s not an instrumental; it sounds very much like the lead single from a new Daughter album. Listen below.

Tracklist:

01 “Glass”
02 “Burn It Down”
03 “Flaws”
04 “Hope”
05 “The Right Way Around”
06 “Witches”
07 “Departure”
08 “All I Wanted”
09 “I Can’t Live Here Anymore”
10 “Dreams Of William”
11 “Improve”
12 “Voices”
13 “A Hole In The Earth”

Music From Before The Storm is out 9/1 via Glassnote. Pre-order it here.

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