DICE studio announced a collaboration with critically-acclaimed Scottish electronic group, CHVRCHES, which will have the band featured in the rebooted Mirror’s Edge Catalyst with a brand new song called “Warning Call”.
The song is featured at the start and end of the game and one more secret location if you explore the city of Glass, and touches on many of the thematic elements of the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst story. The new song can be streamed online and purchased digitally. You can also hear it above.
CHVRCHES’ signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, is its own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic. Frontwoman, Lauren Mayberry, wrote lyrics from the perspective of the game’s heroine, Faith, and perfectly depicts her world, struggles and strength. “Warning Call” is some of the band’s finest work to date.
“We were honored to be asked to contribute to the soundtrack for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The sound of CHVRCHES’ music resonates with the minimalist sci-fi dystopia of the Mirror’s Edge world, and we feel that the song complements the drama, emotion and empowering themes of Faith’s story,” says Iain Cook from CHVRCHES.
“Warning Call” was recorded prior to the band’s current world tour at their own Alucard Studios in Glasgow. The band was drawn to and inspired by the game’s city of Glass setting with its sweeping, futuristic skylines, and wanted to evoke an otherworldly feeling in the music to match the visual aesthetic of the game.
CHVRCHES’ sophomore album, Every Open Eye, released in the Autumn of last year to sweeping acclaim and debuted on the charts as the #1 Alternative Album, #8 overall album on the Billboard 200, #7 Current Album, and the #1 Rock Album.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst launches in the United Kingdom on June 9th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.