Soundtrack Announced for FIFA Soccer 08
September 11, 2007
EA’S FIFA SOCCER 08 MUSIC SOUNDTRACK SETS THE STAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCCER GLORY
International soccer and music fans are about to score like never before! Electronic Arts Inc. will kick off the new international soccer season with the incredible FIFA Soccer 08 soundtrack – one of its largest soundtracks ever with 50 artists representing 27 countries. Set to launch in 16 languages and 37 nations, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 08 creates a soccer experience that matches the complexity, finesse and excitement of the real-world game.
Every year, FIFA Soccer boasts an extraordinary mix of music gathered from around the globe, hand picked to represent each country and its passion for the game. This year, the soundtrack will mark the debuts of new artists like Babamars (France), Bodyrox (UK), Junkie XL (Holland), Santogold (USA), and The Hoosiers (UK), each of whom will be discovered by soccer fans worldwide as their songs become the soundtrack for the 2008 soccer season.
The FIFA Soccer 08 soundtrack is highlighted by songs from CSS (Brazil), Datarock (Norway), Dover (Spain), Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico), Junkie XL (Holland), Maximo Park (UK), Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico), Peter Bjorn And John (Sweden), Planet Funk (Italy), Simian Mobile Disco (UK), Superbus (France), The Cat Empire (Australia), and Wir Sind Helden (Germany).
Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music at EA commented, “We’ve been working for nearly a year to deliver what we believe is the ultimate FIFA 08 soundtrack. These are the most songs ever in a FIFA edition representing the most countries in the history of the videogame. In addition to an unprecedented mix of great global artists and some killer debut acts, we’re also proud to showcase our premiere Artwerk signings Junkie XL, Jupiter One and Datarock. And as in seasons past, we know that some of the hottest new artists of the coming year will emerge from our soundtrack. This is the true spirit of the EA SPORTS FIFA games: An unparalleled experience where one-of-a-kind action goes head-to-head with the thrill of the unexpected. It’s the only way to play what has become one of the most popular and only truly international sports videogame in our world today.”
Through mass exposure to soccer fans, the following 50 songs will define the sound of the coming international season. To listen to streaming music clips, learn more about the bands and get details about the videogame visit www.FIFA08.ea.com.