The Mirror’s Edge remix album is scheduled for worldwide digital release on November 11, but I’m listening to it right now. HA!
Electronic Arts studio Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment, better known as EA DICE, unveiled the remix album last week, to be released in conjunction with the launch of EA’s upcoming first-person action game Mirror’s Edge. The album features the game’s title track “Still Alive” (not to be confused with the Portal tune of the same name) performed by Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky, along with five remixes of the song by artists Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk, Junkie XL, Teddybears and Armand Van Helden.
“A groundbreaking videogame demands an equally provocative theme song,” said EA Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing Steve Schnur. “We’ve taken an unprecedented approach to this track, bringing together several of the world’s top remixers to create an album that will not only cross genres and borders, but also redefine how great new music can be delivered to the world.”
It’s really too bad that none of you are going to hear this for another month, because some of it is quite good. Written and produced by Rami Yacoub and Arnthor Birgisson, who have previously worked with artists including Britney Spears and Pink, Lisa Miskovsky’s original theme is a powerful, radio-ready track that goes far beyond normal expectations for videogame music. The remixes, as you might expect, are somewhat less compelling, but for the most part are still quite listenable. At least, they are for me; you, on the other hand, are going to have to wait. Tough luck, suckers!