“It’s been a long five years…”
April 28, 2023
Walt Disney Records releases two Star Wars: Jedi Survivor albums today
THE STAR WARS: JEDI SURVIVOR Original Video Game Soundtrack Score was released today, featuring the music composed by Stephen Barton & Gordy Haab. Additionally the label has also released Sounds From The Galactic Skylines, which features the bands and artists Joywave, The Hu, Tatran, Altin Gün & Kaelin Ellis whose music is heard from in-game characters, including, Joywave as “Yubnib Zekk and the Main Characters The Hu as “The Agasar,” TATRAN as “NAAARTAAAT,” Altın Gün as “Altin Lazer Blaster,” and Kaelin Ellis as “Mister Mockwell.”
Both albums are the audio companions to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a third person galaxy-spanning action-adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Commenting on their score, composers Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab said, “It is our absolute honor to creatively reunite with each other, as well as with our friends at Respawn, EA, Lucasfilm and Disney, to bring you the music for the second installment of the “Star Wars Jedi” series. This music is the culmination of our shared passion for musical experimentation and growth, combined with a mutual love for one of the greatest stories ever told; Star Wars! It represents the extraordinarily hard work of an incredible team of more than one hundred London orchestral musicians at Abbey Road and Air Studios, fifty singers, a world-class recording crew, and the best production team in the business. Together, we have composed and recorded over eight hours of brand-new, unique music for the “Star Wars Jedi” series, almost four of which are featured on the original score soundtrack album. Alongside this album, we are also thrilled to present a carefully curated Cantina album; really the first of its kind, adding the diverse talents of some amazing bands to the Star Wars universe.”
The story of Cal Kestis continues in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor, a galaxy-spanning, third-person, action-adventure game. This narratively-driven, single player title picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The dark times are closing in as Cal seeks out a safe haven far from the reach of the Empire. Follow Cal and his crew’s increasingly desperate fight as the galaxy descends further into darkness.
Steve Schnur, Electronic Arts’ President of Music said, “Because it’s perhaps the most iconic entertainment franchise of our time, crafting music for a new Star Wars title can be one of the greatest challenges in any composer’s career. With Jedi Survivor, Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton have now created an epic score that takes the adventure and grandeur of the Star Wars galaxy to extraordinary new realms. Sounds from the Galactic Skylanes is not only the first-ever album of original songs from a Star Wars title but one of our most exciting projects to date. These 15 songs have been exclusively written and recorded by a select group of breakthrough artists for an album of music that is decidedly Mos Eisley Cantina by way of Coachella. Both projects stand proudly on their own within the classic canon of Star Wars music.”
The albums are available from Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital music sites.
Watch the Star Wars: Jedi Survivor trailer: