Cuphead Gets New Behind-the-Scenes Video Showing the Creation of its 1930s-Era Soundtrack

Get a behind-the-scenes look as Cuphead's 1930s era big band soundtrack is recorded ahead of the game's release next week.

on September 18, 2017 5:38 PM

Long-anticipated since its initial unveiling back in 2014, Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is bringing the style of 1930s-era cartoons to life in interactive form, with a new video giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of the game’s crucial aspects – its swinging music.

In a new video released by developer Studio MDHR, viewers can take a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process for the soundtrack to Cuphead, as composer Kristofer Maddigan leads a live band through one of the game’s tracks, “Floral Fury.”

Much like the art style that takes inspiration from 1930s-era animated short films and cartoons, the music is also highly evocative of the era and appears to be utilizing mainly jazz, swing, and big band music. While the video is only a tantalizing minute-and-a-half, it definitely had me tapping my toes and eager to play the game when it arrives, and (hopefully) captures the era just as well as the game’s astonishing visuals.

Cuphead will release for Xbox One and PC on September 29th, 2017 – for a closer look at the game, you can check out the full video on recording its soundtrack below. You can also get a better listen at the “Floral Fury” track in full below (via KHMadOsc on YouTube):

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.