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Far Cry 5 to be scored by Dan Romer

Published: 17:07, 28 September 2017
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Far Cry 5 will feature some original music by Dan Romer. Mr Romer used many Americana instruments to convey the feel of the fictional Hope County, Montana. The soundtrack will be available colse to the game's release.

Ubisoft just announced that Dan Romer, the award-winning film composer, songwriter and music producer, is composing the score for Far Cry 5. Mr Romer will also write songs for the game. The Far Cry 5 soundtrack will be available close to the game’s launch on 27 February, 2018. A Valentine's Day gift?

Dan Romer is known for his film score work on Beasts of the Southern Wild and Beasts of No Nation. In a bid to conceal his beast fetish, he produced the Grammy-winning single, “Say Something,” and the worldwide hit, “Treat You Better,”. It worked.

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In Far Cry 5's case, Romer sought to create a soundtrack that "transports players into fictional Hope County, Montana, where fanatical doomsday cult Project at Eden’s Gate has taken over" says the press release. To that end, he utilised many Americana instruments, including banjos, fiddles, dobros and more.

According to the press release "Romer’s score will fluctuate as players explore the dynamic world and come head-to-head with cultists. Each of the regions will have specific character-centric music that ties into the motives of the Father and the Heralds."

Along with the musical composition, the Far Cry 5 score will also include original hymns written by Romer, produced by Bobby Chin and performed by the Bobby Chin Nashville Choir. Can't have a fanatical doomsday cult without some original hymns.

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"The lyrics of these will reflect the inspirations of the leadership and members of the cult while also hiding more sinister messages toward the Resistance. Each of these hymns will mix into the existing music that players experience as they explore the world or engage in combat" concludes the press release.

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