In a recent collaboration with Scala & Kolacny Brothers, I produced the music for the trailer of the new 2K games action game: Evolve.
2K games is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of videogames of all sorts. Their latest production is the very promising action game, Evolve. Evolve becomes a member of the next generation of highly interactive multiplayer shooters.
The goal in the game: kill your enemy! But who is the enemy? This is where the fun starts! You can choose to be part of a 4 person team of humans, trying to kill a sophisticated monster by hunting it down in the hostile environment of foreign planet: Shear. You can also choose to be the monster and use your savage skills to take down the entire human team. So the game provides you with 4 vs 1 death matches that will get your adrenaline pumping for sure!
The game producer wanted to use music on the trailer that represents the eerie atmosphere of the game itself. That’s where Scala and myself came in. The spookiness of the female choir enhances what is to be seen on the video. A stressful hide & seek situation in a strange world that only brings one outcome: death.
The lyrics and melody from the song “Ready or Not” by the Fugees fit perfectly. “Ready or not, here I come” is exactly what the game is all about. We arranged the song in a way that it would fit the images. We brought in some strings to bring forward a change in the protagonist’ mind as he evolves into the monster. Then suddenly big percussion enters and we plunge into the action!
I had a lot of fun producing and arranging the music to fit the onscreen visuals. It always feels so magical when both worlds (video and music) come together!