CHVRCHES share their ‘Death Stranding’ contribution

Sold out shows. Music festival appearances. Hit songs.

What hasn’t CHVRCHES done? Well, now they can add video games to their lengthy list of accomplishments.

On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the Scottish band was revealed as one of several artists contributing songs to the forthcoming soundtrack for Playstation’s latest video game, “Death Stranding.”

“We were really excited about the opportunity to work with Kojima because we have been fans of his work for a long time,” the band writes about their collaboration.

“He has always been such a visionary in the gaming world, and we were honoured to be involved in the project. The concept of ‘Death Stranding’ is so unique and really felt to us like it was challenging people to care about the world they create—in the game and otherwise. We wrote this song specifically for ‘Death Stranding,’ thinking of the themes of the game and what it is trying to say to people.”

Listen to “Death Stranding” above.

In addition to CHVRCHES, the eight-song album includes an impressive list of other acts such as Bring Me the Horizon, Khalid, Major Lazer, the Neighborhood, and more.

Death Stranding: Timefall is due out Nov. 7 through RCA / Sony Interactive Entertainment while the game launches on Nov. 8.

Now, you may be wondering to yourself, “what exactly is the premise of this game?”

According to creator Hideo Kojima, “Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the ‘Strand’ or connection.”

Interesting concept, don’t cha think?

Check out the full tracklisting below.

DEATH STRANDING: TIMEFALL SOUNDTRACK LIST:

1. “Trigger” – Major Lazer and Khalid
2. “Ghost” – Au/Ra and Alan Walker
3. “Death Stranding” – CHVRCHES
4. “Yellow Box” – The Neighbourhood
5. “Meanwhile…In Genova” – The S.L.P.
6. “Ludens” – Bring Me the Horizon
7. “Born in the Slumber” – Flora Cash
8. “Sing to Me” – MISSIO

Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande to headline Coachella 2019

Time to start packing your flower headbands, glitter, and short shorts because the lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was just announced. On Wednesday (Jan. 2), Coachella festival organizers unveiled the complete roster for the springtime event’s 20th anniversary. Boosting an eclectic and diverse set of acts, this year’s event will include some top 20 artists, some indie/rock bands as well as some up-and-coming musicians.

This year’s headliners include Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Solange, Kid Cudi, Khalid, Zedd, and more.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup will also include Weezer, Pusha-T, Blood Orange, Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, the Interrupters, Aphex Twins, J. Balvin, Billie Eilish, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Christine and the Queens, Bazzi, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES, and even a DJ set from actor/musician Idris Elba.

Coachella will return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for its usual two-weekend takeover. This year, those weekends are April 12-14 and April 19-21. Coachella passes are set to go on sale on this Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PT.

For those not able to make it to California, there’s no need to worry. As with past years, YouTube has been named the festival’s exclusive live-streaming partner. This marks the ninth year YouTube and Coachella have joined forces to give fans the chance to watch the festival sets from the comfort of their homes.

The official lineup reveal comes hours after it was announced that widely speculated headliner Kanye West would no longer perform at the annual music festival. According to TMZ, the rapper was dropped from the bill following a disagreement over the stage’s size and design.

For now, the complete lineup for Coachella 2019 can be found below.

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