Official soundtrack released for Project CARS
The official soundtrack for Slight Mad Studios’ racing simulation title Project CARS has been released on iTunes and other digital retailers. It features twelve tracks created by the game’s audio director and composer Stephen Baysted (Shift 2: Unleashed, The Walking Dead: Assault). Focusing on the original menu themes created for the game, the soundtrack is an intense and varied experience. It includes collaboration with operatic vocalist Susan Legg, pianist Jonathan Plowright, drummer Chris Blackwell, and guitarist John J Harvey. Baysted said the following about the music:
“Like all authentic racing simulation titles, there is no music during gameplay; car engines always take precedence. My job as composer is to try to enhance the player’s sense of immersion in this world of racing and deepen their emotional and psychological responses to it by ‘preparing’ them for the race. The music in the menu system is therefore dramatic, gripping, epic, gladiatorial and is infused with race day sounds – cars, crowds, tannoys – so that it links directly to the sound world they will be exposed to whilst racing. It tries to get inside the head of the racing driver and represent the range of emotions they feel – fear, excitement, nerves, adrenaline pumping, and danger. As a result, it’s a varied score and reflects many facets of motorsport.”
Posted on July 7, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on July 7, 2015.