Today, EA Originals and Surgent Studios, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, released the official Tales of Kenzera: ZAU—Original Soundtrack, featuring music by Emmy-award winning composer Nainita Desai (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Call of Duty, Immortality).

The 26-track soundtrack is available on Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube Music and Deezer. To listen on these platforms, visit HERE.

Heavily influenced by the rich musical traditions of Africa, the Tales of Kenzera: ZAU—Original Soundtrack combines orchestra, electronics, African traditional instrumentation, as well as soaring vocalizations that convey the grief and ultimate joy unfolding in the game. The orchestral recordings took place at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, as well as Vienna Austria, bringing together 120 musicians, studios and music teams – resulting in a sonic richness and cultural authenticity to the game’s score. Nainita’s global approach towards the game’s score spotlighted artists from South Africa, West Africa and more, in addition to featuring a choir that previously contributed to the iconic Black Panther soundtrack, creating a culturally rich musical experience.

Inspired by creator Abubakar Salim’s personal journey dealing with the loss of his father and their deep mutual bond of video games, Tales of Kenzera: ZAU celebrates Abubakar’s father through heartfelt single-player metroidvania-style gameplay, all while showcasing how greatness comes from resilience and the experience of finding hope and courage after loss. Wield the dance of the shaman. Reclaim your father’s spirit. Brave the beautiful and treacherous land of Kenzera with the God of Death.

[Press release]

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