Project Cars 2's soundrack is now available. Stephen Baysted composed the music performed by London Metropolitan Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano Susan Legg. The soundtrack is nominated for Best Audio in the 25th Golden Joystick Awards.
Project Cars 2 by Slightly Mad Studios just got its soundtrack. The neo-classical operatic score by English film and television composer Stephen Baysted was recorded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra and the vocal talents of mezzo soprano Susan Legg at AIR Studios.
Stephen Baysted's acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by audiences worldwide in a a slew of award-winning films and video games including the 2015 title Project Cars, EA's Need for Speed series and Phil Grabsky's 'Exhibition On Screen' series of films bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to the cinema.
Mr Baysted said: "For as long as I can remember I've been mildly obsessed by cars and a big fan of motor racing, so to have the opportunity to write music which involves both passions is fantastic. My approach, and the underlying aesthetic of the music, is to try to capture the range of human emotions and the psychology of the racing driver; why is it that these brave individuals risk their lives in their unerring pursuit of victory? What motivates racing drivers to go faster and to brake later than their opponents even though it could cost them everything? I interviewed several racing drivers to get a real sense of how they think and how they approach racing, and one of the most telling statements came from Ben Collins (racing driver and former BBC Top Gear Stig): 'The fear of losing is far greater than the fear of being hurt'. Those are the questions I began with and as a consequence the score is dramatic, epic in scale and scope, and at times reflective but always emotionally charged."