Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have announced today that they have partnered with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, a label of Universal Music Group, to deliver hit musician Jamie N Commons’ newest single “Karma” exclusively for Battlefield Hardline. The song will serve as the game’s theme music for the cops-vs-criminals shooter set to release early next year.
“The music, and moreover the audio help create that emotional experience you want gamers to feel as they play in the world we’ve built for them,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Battlefield Hardline, in an official statement. “With ‘Karma’, Jamie captured that gritty cop and criminals tone that defines Hardline, where not everyone is good and not everyone is bad, toeing that fine line of the law.”
Jamie is renown for his immensely popular tracks, “Jungle” and “Rumble and Sway”, and wrote “Karma” exclusively for Battlefield Hardline with Alex Da Kid, acclaimed producer and Head of KIDinaKORNER. The song will be performed live by Jamie for the first time tonight at The Game Awards 2014 in Las Vegas, which starts at 6:00 PM PST.
“I have been a longtime gamer and I could not pass up the opportunity to be involved with a franchise I respect as much as Battlefield,” said Jamie N Commons in an official statement. “Earlier this year ‘Jungle’ was featured in the first Battlefield Hardline trailer, which was a total thrill. ‘Karma,’ however, was written specifically with the game in mind. The deep melodic beats and lyrics help express the game’s theme where actions have consequences, but sometimes those consequences come back full circle. I think gamers are going to love it.”
While the first live performance may be tonight at The Game Awards 2014, you can listen to it now in the video below. Battlefield Hardline will be available early next year on March 20, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.