Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES has signalled that the outfit is ready and willing to collaborate with Hideo Kojima again on Death Stranding 2, and they aren't shy about making their intentions known.
Speaking to NME, synth player Martin Doherty commented on working with Kojima again, stating that "there’s nothing formal yet. We’ve talked [and] we’ve hinted heavily at each other that we would both like to collaborate again." Doherty elaborated, explaining that "There’s sort of a dance going on right now. I don’t want to be rejected by all out saying, ‘Can we be on the game please?’ and [Kojima] says no. But I don’t know".
Kojima, for his own part, is keen as well, he just wants to do something particularly Kojima-like in the process. On a recent episode of his Brain Structure podcast, which featured the band as guests, he said, "It would be nice if we could make something work. I wanna do something different, something no one has done before. Having one song in the game is expected, right? So what if we had [CHVRCHES] make like 100 songs or something?”
CHVRCHES contributed to the original Death Stranding soundtrack, with their song Death Stranding being featured prominently during the game's marketing push.
Do you wish these star-crossed artists would just make things official and decide to go steady on the sequel? Let us know in the comments section below.
If they can make 100 songs as good as the last one, I’m all for it. Even just one more.
I’m hoping that Kojima’s talking more about using their music with that that concept of some sort of AI assisted parallax audio that he’s brought up a couple times in his podcast though. Kojima doesn’t just make what has been made before. He’s always innovating and I can’t wait to see how he uses all of these moving parts for the DS sequel.
David Hayter said the same thing about MGS 5.
I'm one of the people who loved death stranding. Fell off the first time but then the second time everything clicked. And the soundtrack was one of the reasons why. Chvrches and Low roar suddenly starting up as you climb over a mountain to see a beautiful vista, and your destination come into sight, is one of my favourite moments in gaming in the last few years
Death stranding must be the game i dropped faster than anything..I got zero enjoyment from it.
Update: Latest Kojima podcast with Woodkid also shows they are collaborating closely with Woodkid actually working in Kojima's studio at the time of recording.
I really like the Kojima podcast. I think one of the problems with video games in general is how time consuming they are, it doesn't leave as much time to explore other mediums fully. This is a problem both for gamers and developers. What the Kojima podcast shows so strongly is how much of a fan Kojima is of other mediums: literature, movies, music etc, how much time he spends with those, how he loves learning from and collaborating with other artists. It's great to see.
DS soundtrack was amazing so yeah bring them back Kojima.
@Batesy125s So true. I played the game for over 250 hours and almost every time it would calm me down after a day of work. The music, gameplay and cinematography all just clicked on another level.
Oh I hope so. I went to see Chvrches in concert a few years ago and they were amazing.
Kiefer Sutherland will be filling in for Chvrches on DS2
Death Stranding the song was a great addition to the game. Complements it all after everything. Hope they are in the next soundtrack.
@batesy125s, a thousand times yes! I checked out the rest of Low Roars stuff but couldn’t really get into it, but Patience fitted into that scene perfectly
Yes please. Ever since I discover Chvrches in Forza Horizon 2, I have been a huge fan. Every time they put out new music, they keep getting better and better.
GREEDY, DESPERATE Chvurches would do anything to get into DS2, but you couldn't pay Kojima to put them into the game! He's moved onto bigger and better things.
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