EA SPORTS just dropped the soundtrack to FIFA 18.
After a handful of tracks found their way into the public domain via the beta version of FIFA 18 earlier this month, we’ve now got a glimpse at the full soundtrack in all it’s glory and once again, it features its usual multi-genre blend of tracks you may know, a bunch you probably don’t and others you’ll no doubt eventually grow to love.
London rapper Avelino’s high octane banger “Energy” ft Stormzy and Skepta appears an early standout, with Corbyn-backed rap duo Run The Jewels, The xx, Mura Masa and a brand new track from Sneakbo – featuring Giggs – also receiving placement.
Speaking with Dream Team FC, EA Sports Senior Music Supervisor, Cybele Pettus shed some light on how the soundtrack list is compiled:
“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 they recognise the soundtrack’s global impact and also, they’re huge fans of the game.
She added: “It’s a sound that’s globally rhythmic, consistently surprising, and yes, always decidedly ahead of the curve.”
Peep the full list below and get yourself acquainted.
Mondo Cozmo – Automatic
Falcon Eye – Off Bloom
Slip Away – Perfume Genius
Slowdive – Star Roving
Teme Tan – Ca Va Pas La Tete?
The Amazons – Stay with me
The XX – Dangerous
Tash Sultana – Jungle
Alt-J – Deadcrush
Avelino feat Skepta and Stormzy – Energy
Bad Sounds – Wages
Cut Copy – Standing in the middle of the field
Kovic – Drown
Mura Masa – Helpline
Odezsa – La Ciudad
Oliver – Heart Attack
Outsider – Mira Mol Masa
Portugal The Man – Live in the Moment
RAC – Beautiful Game
Sir Sly – &Run
The National – The Systems only dreams in total darkness
Tom Grennan – Found What I’ve been looking for
Toothless – Sisyphus
Residente – Dagombas en Tamale
Ider – King Ruby
Sneakbo featuring Giggs – Active
Vessels – Defect the Light
Washed Out – Get Lost
Phantoms – Throw it in the fire
Borns – Faded Heart
Lorde – Supercut
The War on D**** – Holding On
Sofi Tukker – Best Friend
Django Django – Tic Tac Toe
Kimbra – Top of the World
Run the Jewels – Mean Demeanor
Rex Orange County – Never Enough
Superorganism – Something for your M.I.N.D.
Baloji – L’Hiver Indien
FIFA 18 gets it worldwide release on September 29th.