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EA Announces The Sims 2 Freetime Soundtrack Featuring Natasha Bedingfield

February 7, 2008

EA ANNOUNCES THE SIMS 2 FREETIME SOUNDTRACK FEATURING NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

International Line-Up Includes Artists from the US, Europe and Scandinavia

Electronic Arts, Inc.  today announced the international line-up of artists who can be heard on The Sims™ 2 FreeTime soundtrack. The music for this expansion pack provides accompaniment for your Sims as they explore their creativity through a selection of all-new activities, hobbies and cool careers.

International pop star, Natasha Bedingfield, is featured on the soundtrack with her new single “Pocketful of Sunshine.” This song is taken from her newest album of the same name, which was released on January 22, 2008. Natasha learned and recorded this song in the unique language of The Sims, Simlish, especially for the in-game The Sims 2 FreeTime soundtrack.

Also on The Sims 2 FreeTime soundtrack are the bands Datarock from Norway I’m From Barcelona from Sweden, and the artist Lara from Spain. American bands, They Might Be Giants, Great Northern and Fire Flies also recorded songs which can be heard on this soundtrack.

“The Sims 2 FreeTime offers many ways for your Sims to express themselves creatively, including music,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. “This in-game soundtrack full of talented musicians from around the world, such as Natasha Bedingfield, is the perfect backdrop for your Sims to discover and develop their passions.”

“It was such a fun and delightful challenge to learn how to sing in Simlish,” Natasha Bedingfield added. “The language of The Sims captures a wonderful sense of beauty, creativity and humor, so my song ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ translated well!”

In The Sims 2 FreeTime, your Sims can build their skills and enhance friendships by exploring new pursuits based on their personal interests, helping them live life to the fullest. The Sims 2 FreeTime, the latest expansion pack that will arrive in stores on February 29th, 2008.

In-Game Soundtrack Credits:

“Fa-Fa-Fa” Performed by Datarock Written by Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes Published by Artwerk Music, LLC Recording courtesy of Nettwerk Productions

“It’s A Party” Performed by Fire Flies Written by Dan Romer Published by Drawing Number One Publishing Recording courtesy of Asteroid B-612

“Into The Sun” Performed by Great Northern Written by Rachel Stolte and Solon Bixler Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC obo Ram Island Songs (ASCAP) and Kill The Piano Music (ASCAP) Recording courtesy of Eenie Meenie Records by arrangement with Big Sounds International, Inc.

“Britney” Performed by I'm From Barcelona Written by Emanuel Lundgren Published by EMI Blackwood Music (BMI) Recording courtesy of EMI Records under license from EMI Film & Television Licensing

“La Otra Princesa” Performed by Lara Written by Massimiliano Minoia and Lara Pinilla Osuna Published by Lara What Songs Pop S.L. and Globomedia Musica Publishing S.L. Recording courtesy of Virgin/EMI Records – Spain and GloboMedia Musica

“Your Forgiveness” Performed by Lexington Bridge Written by Cliff Masterson, Mark Read, Pete Martin and Robert Heart Published by Universal Music Publishing Recording courtesy of Universal Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“Pocket Full Of Sunshine” Performed by Natasha Bedingfield Written by Natasha Bedingfield and Danielle Brisebois and John Shanks Published by EMI April Music (ASCAP), Gator Baby/EMI Blackwood Music (BMI) and John Shanks Music/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) Recording courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment

“Take Out The Trash” Performed by They Might Be Giants Written by They Might Be Giants Published by TMBG Music (BMI) Recording courtesy of Idlewild Recordings

Music Production Credits:

Steve Schnur, Executive Music Producer Cybele Pettus, Sr. Music Supervisor

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