Following the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has now announced that the official soundtrack of the game will soon be releasing as well.
The original score of Red Dead Redemption 2 was composed by Woody Jackson, who has previously worked on the original Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto V, and LA Noire. Alongside Jackson though, a litany of other artists have also contributed to the score’s creation.
According to Rockstar, the following are just some of the many names who are associated with work on the game’s soundtrack:
The score features additional production and arrangement by Jeff Silverman (Truth and Soul, Aloe Black), with additional musical score and orchestration provided by Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Hereditary), David Ferguson (Johnny Cash’s engineer), David Ralicke (Beck, Sons of Anarchy), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers, True Detective), Luke O’Malley, Mario Batkovic (of Geoff Barrow’s Invada), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy), Rabih Beaini and Senyawa, as well as contributions from over 110 other musicians including Arca (frequent Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Kelela collaborator), Duane Eddy (Lee Hazlewood protégé), Jon Theodore (former drummer of Mars Volta and current Queens of the Stone Age drummer), Michael Shuman aka Mikey Shoes (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and more.
In addition to the names listed above, Rockstar has announced that the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack also features vocal work from D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Josh Homme, Rhiannon Giddens, and David Ferguson. All in all, it’s an impressive lineup of artists that Rockstar has been able to work with. If you haven’t been playing RDR2 for yourself over this past week, I can personally say that the music is fantastic and has been one of my favorite aspects so far.
As of now, this is all we know about the soundtrack with a specific tracklist or release date still yet to be given. We’ll keep you posted on those details in the future once we learn more about them.
Red Dead Redemption 2 just released last week on Xbox One and PS4. For more on the open-world western, be sure to check out our review.