Listen to Tracks from the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Soundtrack!
We’re still several months from the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft has opted to release Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — Out of the North, a seven-track EP of original music taken from the forthcoming official soundtrack to the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. You can listen to a few of the tracks below and also listen and purchase the album here!
Featuring music from Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed, Ezio Trilogy), American composer Sarah Schachner (Assassin’s Creed Origins), and original songs by Norwegian musician Einar Selvik of Wardruna, the music is big, bold, and quite beautiful.
“For Valhalla, I worked on bringing out a sense of Viking DNA in all the music, full of spirituality and atmosphere,” said Kyd. “Regardless of where we journey with the Vikings, the music reminds the player where they come from. There’s a deep sense of community and family within the score, those bonds being a key part of this story.”
Schachner wanted to portray the different cultures of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, a sound that evolved as the former invade, conquer, and eventually integrate in Anglo-Scandinavian society. “On ‘The Sceptered Isle’ I wanted to blend both cultures to foreshadow that history. The lyrics are from an old Norse runestone inscription sung over an anglicized religious harmony,” Schachner explained.
Added Slevik: “It´s a great honor for me to be welcomed into this massive Assassins Creed entity and long-time pillars of historical storytelling in games! I have been tasked by Ubisoft to create music that displays and builds upon authentic Norse historical musicality. Through historical instruments, their inherent tonalities, oral poetic traditions and language, I have aimed to make creations that could potentially bring the player closer to the theme and era of the game. It feels great to finally be able share the first piece of music with you all!”
Here’s the synopsis for the game, via Ubisoft: In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players can take advantage of new features inspired by the Viking Culture, including raids, assaults, growing their settlement, building their power and expanding their influence. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a renewed combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases on November 17.
01. Out of the North – Jesper Kyd
02. The Sceptred Isle – Sarah Schachner
03. Holmgang – Jesper Kyd
04. Kingdom of Wessex – Jesper Kyd
05. The Tree of Life – Sarah Schachner
06. The Guardian – Sarah Schachner
07. Hrafnsmál – The Words of the Raven – Einar Selvik