Update: Chippin' In is now available on Spotify as well. Search for the song and you should find it.
Original story: Okay, this is pretty cool. CD Projekt Red has joined forces with Swedish rock band Refused in order to create original music for Cyberpunk 2077. Utilising the band's musical style, the developer wants to bring in-universe rock group SAMURAI to life. That's the band that Johnny Silverhand -- Keanu Reeve's character -- was the frontman of.
We actually got our first taste of this original music during Cyberpunk 2077's cinematic E3 trailer. The song that you can hear right at the end is a track called 'Chippin' In', and CD Projekt Red has released the whole thing via YouTube. You can listen to it in full above.
"Cooperation with the acclaimed Swedish punk rock formation involves writing, recording, and producing an EP featuring the greatest hits of SAMURAI, with creative direction provided by CD Projekt Red’s composer team headed by Marcin Przybyłowicz. Tracks born from the partnership include ones both heavily inspired by the original source material, as well as original tracks created by the band exclusively for Cyberpunk 2077," reads the press release.
Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzén sounds pretty hyped about the opportunity too, saying: “Like us, SAMURAI is a group of rebels, albeit in a different time and place. Working together with CD Projekt Red, writing music and song lyrics for Cyberpunk’s chrome rock icon was fun, but also very different in the creative sense. It was an unexpected challenge that turned out to be right up our alley and really got us going. The songs turned out great and the game looks insane.” Hopefully we get to hear more tracks soon.
Are you rocking out to Cyberpunk 2077's soundtrack already? Imagine roaring down the streets of Night City with this on the radio in the comments section below.