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Daughter - Music From Before The Storm is Out Today
Daughter : Music From Before The Storm is Out Today
1st September 2017

Today, award-winning London trio Daughter has released Music from Before the Storm, an original musical score with Square Enix’s highly anticipated new game Life Is Strange:  Before The Storm.  Created in London earlier this year, this is Daughter’s first experience working on an original soundtrack.

Before The Storm is the prequel to Life Is Strange, the hugely successful BAFTA award-winning narrative driven game released in 2015.  It was a boundary-breaking videogame, with principal characters drawn from real life facing everyday issues, touching upon difficult situations such as bullying, suicide, teen pregnancy as well as tackling the complexities of love and friendship.  The original game was celebrated for the strength of its music, and Daughter’s involvement in the next instalment is a brilliant continuation in the franchise’s development.

Lead by first single ‘Burn It Down’ earlier this month, Daughter’s announcement brought together their devoted following with a whole new set of fans from the Life Is Strange games community excited to learn of the unique collaboration.  Soon after the band released a behind-the-scenes video feature that explained the scoring process, their immediate connection to the game’s lead characters and how it all came together.  Premiered by Billboard and featured by Rolling Stone, watch the feature in full here

You can stream/buy the album here

“Daughter get set to release what I think is its best album yet.” - Robin Hilton, NPR All Songs Considered
“An intense, dramatic vision.” - DIY
“An incredibly powerful number.” - Gigwise​
“It’s an imposing offering: crunching guitar chords, and one of Elena Tonra’s most concise performances to date.”Clash
“They do what they do best: balance soothing vocals and intense lyrics to create a powerful tune.”  - NYLON
“The rousing track signals a massive leap for the band, but also suggests a score that will be unlike anything else in the video game world.” Billboard
“An urgent arrangement that not only channels the tone of the video game but also sees the usually folk rock-infused Daughter folding in textures of electronic-based music.” - Consequence Of Sound
“The melody is carried by sweeping strings and a piercing bear, with haunting effects applied to Tonra’s vocals.” - Baeble

Daughter will be back on the road later this year, opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November.  Full tour dates are listed below and tickets can be purchased at ohdaughter.com/live.

August/September
31st - 03rd - Into the Great Wide Open 2017, Vlieland, Netherlands

September
4th - Teatro Romano, Verona, Italy
5th - Villa Torlonia, San Mauro Pascoli, Italy
6th - Ex-convento Dell'annunziata, Sestri Levante, Italy
9th - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

October
6th - Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY, US*
7th - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA, US*
8th - Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI, US*
11th - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, US*
12th - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA, US*
14th - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, US*

November
9th - Teatro La Cupula, Santiago, Chile
11th - Fauna Primavera 2017, Santiago, Chile
11th - 12th - Personal Fest 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14th - Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15th - Popload Festival 2017, Memorial Da América Latina, São Paulo, Brazil
16th - Theatro São Pedro, Porto Alegre, Brazil
18th - Festival Corona Capital 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

* - w/ The National