One of the great things about the first season of Life Is Strange (arguably its best feature) was how it embraced the independent music community with its soundtrack. From Syd Matters to Breton, there was plenty to appreciate if you're a fan of that scene.
Perhaps its most appealing aspect was how the tracks seemed to weave into the narrative the game was trying to tell. It talked about the unexpected obstacles we encounter in our youth, the difficulties we may come across, and how companionship can help us endure and grow in many ways. In a sense, it was a soundtrack set to Max and Chloe during a frankly rebellious time of their lives.
While the previous soundtrack featured a variety of musical acts, with the upcoming prequel, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Square Enix is taking a different approach. They have enlisted the help of indie folk band Daughter to score the entire album themselves.
It's an interesting approach - allowing the band to wield the power of creative control over such an important part of the experience. You can find an interview with Daughter in the embedded video below as they discuss their inspirations behind Chloe as a character and the careful steps they took to relate to her on a deeply personal level.
The first episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm will be released on August 31 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Listen to the first song from the soundtrack titled "Burn It Down" through Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube. Oh, and if you like what you hear, be sure to pick up Daughter's recent album “Not To Disappear" - it comes highly recommended.