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FIFA 18 soundtrack: Songs from alt-J, Weezer & more feature in new game

Sep 14, 2017 7:04:37 AMGaming
Goal brings you all you need to know about the latest musical accompaniment to one of the biggest football video games in the world

One of the defining aspects of EA Sports' FIFA series has been the music used in each edition, and the soundtracks have etched themselves into the memories of those who love the game.

Blur's 1997 hit 'Song 2' will be forever associated with FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 for many people, while Fatboy Slim's iconic 1998 track 'Rockafeller Skank' undoubtedly evokes nostalgia of FIFA 99.

More recently, Imagine Dragons' catchy number 'Top of the World' featured on FIFA 13 and FIFA 15 had Avicii's 'The Nights'.

The FIFA 18 demo has been made available ahead of the game's official release on September 29 and EA Sports have also revealed the details of the game's soundtrack.

Goal brings you all you need to know about the latest mellifluous accompaniment to one of the most popular football simulation games in the world.


FIFA 18 SOUNDTRACK


FIFA 18 Pack Shot

As with previous editions, the new soundtrack for FIFA 18 features songs from a variety of artists hailing from different parts of the world. When releasing the details of their new game's music, EA Sports said: "We like to think it delivers the ultimate international soundtrack experience."

And indeed it does. Bands and musicians from four different continents will deliver a diverse array of genres to the ears of gamers when the game hits their screens at the end of September.

Familiar names such as The National, alt-J and Stormzy will be heard on FIFA 18, while independent artists, including Seattle's ODESZA and Australian singer Tash Sultana will also feature.

Check out the official soundtrack below.

ArtistSongCountry
alt-JDeadcrushUK
AvelinoEnergy feat. Skepta & StormzyUK
Bad SoundsWagesUK
BalojiL'Hiver IndienBelgium
BØRNSFaded HeartUSA
Cut CopyStanding In The Middle Of The FieldAustralia
Django DjangoTic Tac ToeUK
IDERKing RubyUK
KimbraTop Of The WorldNew Zealand
KovicDrownUK
LordeSupercutNew Zealand
Mondo CozmoAutomaticUSA
Mura Masahelpline feat. Tom TrippGuernsey
ODESZALa CiudadUSA
Off BloomFalcon eyeDenmark
OliverHeart Attack feat. De La SoulCanada/USA
OutsiderMíol Mór MaraIreland
Perfume GeniusSlip AwayUSA
PhantomsThrow It In The FireUSA
Portugal. The ManLive in the MomentUSA
RACBeautiful Game feat. St LuciaPortugal/USA
ResidenteDagombas en TamalePuerto Rico
Rex Orange CountyNever EnoughUK
Run The JewelsMean DemeanourUSA
Sir Sly&RunUSA
SlowdiveStar RovingUK
Sneakbo feat. GiggsActiveUK
Sofi TukkerBest Friend feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa UENOUSA
SuperorganismSomething for your M.I.N.D.UK
Tash SultanaJungleAustralia
Témé TanÇa Va Pas La Tête?Belgium
The AmazonsStay With MeUK
The NationalThe System Only Dreams In Total DarknessUSA
The War On DrugsHolding OnUSA
The xxDangerousUK
Tom Grennan Found What I've Been Looking ForUK
ToothlessSisyphusUK
VesselsDeflect The Light feat. The Flaming LipsUK
Washed OutGet LostUSA

EA Sports have also revealed that Alex Hunter's return in the latest instalment of The Journey will feature an original score by Junkie XL, the Dutch composer who has collaborated with Hans Zimmer and whose music has been used in films such as 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Furthermore, The Journey mode will also have tracks from American rock band Weezer, Brazilian artists Leo Justi and Karol Conka, as well as Colombian bands Bomba Estereo and Systema Solar.

Can I download the FIFA 18 soundtrack?

You can stream the FIFA 18 soundtrack on Spotify or on Apple Music and EA Sports have promised "special updates and surprises" throughout the season.

In the meantime, you can listen to a selection of the songs that feature on the FIFA 18 soundtrack below.


THE WAR ON DRUGS - HOLDING ON


Philadelphia rockers The War On Drugs have contributed a single from their latest album to the FIFA 18 soundtrack.

The decidedly upbeat song 'Holding On' is the third track from their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding, which was released in August 2017.


ALT-J - DEADCRUSH


British indie rock band alt-J have cultivated quite a following in recent years and their song 'Deadcrush', from the 2017 album Relaxer is featured on FIFA 18. 

A slow-paced tune, the lyrics make reference to historical figures the band would like to take on a date if they were alive.


THE NATIONAL - THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS


'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' is the lead single of The National's new album Sleep Well Beast.

FIFA 18 gamers are in for a treat as this song reached number one in the US charts - the first song to do so for the Cincinatti outfit.


CUT COPY - STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD


Australian electro band Cut Copy feature in FIFA 18 with their new promotional single 'Standing in the Middle of the Field'.

The song is a rhythmic number peppered with uplifting lyrics and is part of the 2017 album Haiku from Zero.


RAC - THE BEAUTIFUL GAME FT ST. LUCIA


Portuguese Grammy award-winning DJ RAC is a part of the FIFA 18 soundtrack with the 2017 track 'Beautiful Game' which incorporates vocals from South African singer St Lucia.

The song is the seventh track featured on the album Ego.


FUT ARTIST KITS


FIFA 18 FUT special kits

Last year in FIFA Ultimate Team, special edition kits designed by soundtrack artists were available and the same applies this year.

Bands and artists such as Kasabian, Zedd and Major Lazer featured last year, but EA Sports have revealed that FIFA 18 pre-orders will receive special edition FUT kits designed by Bloc Party, Glass Animals, Capital Cities, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zhu, Grouplove, Saint Motel and Lemaitre.


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