EA Sports is raising the level of cool with the wide variety of artist whose music will be featured in FIFA 14. The game's 37-song official soundtrack has been released and its appeal may extend as wide as that of the sport it will play the background for.
Per Billboard.com, the soundtrack is as follows:
American Authors, “Hit it”
Amplify Dot, “Get Down”
Bloc Party, “Ratchet”
Chinza Dopeness, “T.U.B.E.”
Chvrches, “We Sink”
Crystal Fighters, “Love Natural”
Dan Croll, “Compliment Your Soul”
David Dallas, “Runnin”
De Staat, “Down Town”
Disclosure, “F For You”
Empire of The Sun, “Alive”
Foals, “My Number (Trophy Wife Remix)”
Grouplove, “I'm With You”
Guards, “I Know It's You”
Illya Kuryaki & The Vaderramas, “Funky Futurista”
Jamie N Commons, “Marathon”
John Newman, “Love Me Again”
Karol Conka , “Boa Noite”
Los Rakas, “Hot”
Marcelo D2, “Voce Diz Que O Amor Nao Doi”
Miles Kane, “Do not Forget Who You Are”
Nine Inch Nails, “Copy of A”
OK Kid, “Am Ende”
Olympic Ayres, “Magic”
Portugal. The Man, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”
Robert Delong, “Here”
Rock Mafia feat. Wyclef Jean & David Correy, “I Am”
The 1975, “The City”
The Chain Gang of 1974, “Miko”
The Colourist, “Little Games (St. Lucia Remix)”
The Naked and Famous, “Hearts Like Ours”
The Royal Concept, “On Our Way”
Vampire Weekend, “Worship You”
Wretch, “32-24 Hours”
You Me At Six, “Lived A Lie”
To promote the game and to further show how diverse FIFA Nation is, this awesome commercial was created. It features fans from all walks of life and ethnicities. Celebrities such as Drake appear, as do cover athletes Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Manchester United's Chicharito and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.
To have 37 tracks available is pretty extensive, but the variety is most impressive. Legendary rock group Nine Inch Nails is perhaps the heaviest hitter on the list with their track, "Copy of A."
The song is their newest single from the album "Hesitation Marks." The trance-like tempo actually works well with a highlight reel.
On the other end of the spectrum, Amplify Dot's "Get Down" gives the soundtrack a splash of hip hop. There seems to be a little bit of everything in between available as well.
Bands like Rock Mafia were part of the FIFA 13 soundtrack. They are becoming synonymous with the tunes of the world's most-popular sports video game. As usual, these tracks will blare in the game's menus as well as in the background in the Skills Arena.
It is funny how quickly these songs can become lodged in your head after a few hours of gameplay. Smallpools' "Dreaming" is already beating in my head at random times throughout the day.
Once the full game releases I'm sure a few of the other tracks will be too.
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