CD Projekt Red has officially announced that the Swedish Rock Punk group, Refused, has partnered up with them to provide audio for Cyberpunk 2077’s fictional band, SAMURAI. In this collaboration, Refused will be writing, recording and producing an EP of SAMURAI’s greatest hits. Marcin Przybylowicz, CD Project Red’s head of audio composing will be providing the creative direction.
Anyone who has seen the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Cinematic trailer will have heard SAMURAI’s Chippin’ in. In case you haven’t or just plain old weren’t paying too much attention (shame on you) check out the song and trailer clips below.
Denis Lyxzén, lead Vocalist of Refused is quite pleased with his band being chosen to provide the music for SAMURAI. He had the following things to say.
“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”
Likewise, Marcin is also very excited about having the Rock Punk group involved with Cyberpunk 2077.
“I know for a fact there are a lot of fans of the band at the studio, including Piotr Adamczyk, one of the composers working on the game, who came to me with the idea for this collaboration. I’m very happy he did, because 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!”
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available to Pre-order in time for its release on April 16th, 2020. The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.