I’m grateful to have the chance to inform you, through this article & collaboration with Naughty Dog Central, about all the details regarding my new music project: Factions, a brand-new 5 Intrumental Tracks – Original Concept EP, Related & Inspired to the upcoming Standalone Multiplayer for The Last of Us!
CONCEPT & ORIGINAL MAIN MUSIC THEME
The EP will include 5 tracks, the track list is still on the work and it will be revealed in the next weeks, but as in any good musical production (especially for a soundtrack production), there’s need of a Main Theme. So here is where this project started, everything started from this Main Theme that you can listen here down below.
All the other tracks that will be included in the EP will revolve around this theme. They will be extended versions, small Riffs extrapolated from it and extended into a much more complete and complex track. I kept the same key for all the songs of the EP, but the moods will change; there will be moments of tension, drama, romance and poetry.
I composed some Concept Gameplay Dynamic Music for the upcoming The Last of Us Standalone Multiplayer. Obviously I had to use some Singleplayer gameplay footage since we don’t have any official Multiplayer gameplay scenes yet. (Footage has been captured on PS5). Also, you will find these two tracks in separated & extended versions into my upcoming 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 EP.
As you can see in the video, music changes based on what happens in the gameplay; the video starts with a Roaming/Ambient playthrough and you can hear some Relaxing/Dreaming Music, then music disappear for a while and the gameplay goes on. As soon as Ellie and Dina find themselves in danger by encountering some enemies/infected, the music starts changing becoming more tensive, until it explode into a full Combat Gameplay Music. Enjoy the video!
“Factions” EP is scheduled to be released on April 5, 2022 on Spotify and all digital stores.
“Factions” EP is a fan-made and an inspired music project, this means that it is absolutely NOT OFFICIAL from Naughty Dog or any Nughty Dog employee. It was simply created/composed, performed and recorded by a fan, that is me in this case. When I say ‘inspired’ I precisely mean that “Factions” EP is not only inspired to the classic The Last of Us franchise music sound, but also to what it could be in the near future, with the upcoming Standalone Multiplayer game…
With this EP I did my best to produce the classic musical style of The Last of Us Franchise and of Gustavo Santaolalla as well, who has always been a great inspiration to me and whose sound is also part of my musical nature.
Being a Multi-instrumentalist, I have featured several instruments inside the EP, taking inspiration from the classic sound of Gustavo Santaolalla and choosing/using them in the most similar way possible, but still maintaining my style and the originality! Check the instruments below:
- Classic Guitar
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Guitar
Here’s the Tracklist for “Factions” EP:
- Concept Main Theme
- Concept Roaming Music
- Concept Combat Music
- Concept Ambient Music
- Concept Menu Music
Thanks for reading and listening, hope you will enjoy!