I promise I’m not trying to make weekly videos a theme, but it was hard to resist the idea of showing you guys these two music-themed videos. And seeing as how one is related to Bioshock Infinite, a game that many of you are pumped about, and the other is related to Journey, which I feel has one of the best gaming soundtracks of all time, I didn’t think you all would mind.
The first video is a brief clip of two of Bioshock Infinite’s actors, Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper, singing an old spiritual song that appears in the game, Will the Circle Be Unbroken. This is a classic song, and I love the time period that it establishes Columbia in. It’s a lovely duet, and it’s pretty cool that it appears in the game.
This next video is something that I’d love to see more of. Journey’s composer, Austin Wintory, provides text commentary to the entire game’s soundtrack on YouTube, along with some lovely artwork from the game in addition to fan art. It’s great to listen to for awhile, but I love seeing where his inspiration came from just as much.
So what do you guys think of these two pieces of music? What are some of your favorite video game soundtracks? Go!