CD Projekt RED have teamed up with Refused to bring Cyberpunk’s iconic chrome rock music band SAMURAI to life in Cyberpunk 2077.
In collaboration with the game’s musical director Marcin Przybyłowicz, the acclaimed Swedish punk band will write, record and produce an EP of SAMURAI’s greatest hits including music both heavily inspired by the original source material, as well as original tracks created by the band exclusively for Cyberpunk 2077.
Clearly thrilled about this partnership, Przybyłowicz detailed what this collaboration will bring to Cyberpunk soundtrack:
“I’m incredibly excited about having Refused on board for Cyberpunk 2077, … The massive riffs, powerful drums, and hard-hitting vocals the guys from Refused deliver as SAMURAI have blown me away. … I can wholeheartedly say the punk factor of Cyberpunk 2077’s music is through the roof!”
Equally as enthused, Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzén spoke on the band’s creative process:
“Like us, SAMURAI is a group of rebels, albeit in a different time and place, … Working together with CD Projekt RED, writing music and song lyrics for Cyberpunk’s chrome rock icon was fun, but also very different in the creative sense. It was an unexpected challenge that turned out to be right up our alley and really got us going. The songs turned out great and the game looks insane.”
You can check out Refused’s debut track as SAMURAI, titled “Chippin’ In”, above and listen to the full EP as you speed through the streets of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077, releasing April 16th, 2020.
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