Run the Jewels have contributed a new track called “Mean Demeanor” to EA Sports’ “FIFA 18” video game. The game comes out tomorrow—Friday, September 29—and today, EA Sports has shared a new commercial that features the “El Tornado Mix” of RTJ’s song. Watch the video, which also includes an appearance from Mike and El, below. A clutch of familiar names feature on the “FIFA 18” soundtrack. Among them are Lorde, the War on Drugs, the National, the xx, Slowdive, and Perfume Genius. Check out the full “FIFA 18” soundtrack here. And get your fifa coin on Virsale here too.
It’s not the first time Run the Jewels have used a video game to debut new music. Last year, they premiered “Panther Like a Panther” in a trailer for “Gears of War 4,” a game in which they were also playable characters.
In FIFA 18, you'll hear:
New tracks by international hitmakers Lorde, alt-J, The War On Drugs, The National, Portugal. The Man, The xx, blistering Belgian rapper Baloji, an unreleased song from UK art rockers Django Django, and an all-new & exclusive banger from Run The Jewels.
The next wave of Grime superstars, with fierce tracks from Avelino featuring Skepta and Stormzy, and a never-before-heard anthem from Sneakbo featuring Giggs.
Independent artists like Seattle-based electronic duo ODESZA, UK rockers Slowdive, and breakout Australian singer/songwriter Tash Sultana.
FIFA first-timers including L.A.’s Sir Sly, UK singer/songwriter Tom Grennan, and a brand-new unreleased track from New Zealand’s Kimbra.
New artists like American alt-folk performer Mondo Cozmo, London duo IDER, Britpop rockers The Amazons and Kovic, the ‘70s vibe of Bad Sounds, Danish pop-punkers Off Bloom, UK singer/songwriter Rex Orange County, and the brain-melting collective Superorganism.
The return of Alex Hunter in The Journey also features an original score by Junkie XL, famed for his scoring of big-screen hits like Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, Deadpool, and Wonder Woman, and his score for ‘The Journey: Hunter Returns’ is absolutely up there with these cinematic triumphs. Reflecting Hunter's tour of the football world, the mode also features tracks by Brazilian artists Leo Justi and Karol Conka, Colombia’s Bomba Estero and Systema Solar, American rock band Weezer, and many more.
Let’s talk FUT kits, especially since last year’s kits designed by soundtrack artists Zedd, Major Lazer, and Kasabian were among the game’s hottest gear. This year, FIFA 18 pre-orders will receive access to all-new Special Edition FUT kits from Capital Cities, Glass Animals, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bloc Party, Grouplove, Saint Motel, Zhu, and Lemaitre.
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