Theelderscrollsonline.com has a nice long post about the music in The Elder Scrolls Online, which is particularly relevant since it was promised that there will be more music in this weekend’s beta.
There’s lots of info in the post about the music design, including live music elements that will eventually be added to the final game. The highlight for me, though, is the bard song video “Three Hearts as One” featuring Mexican singer, composer, and video game fan Malukah posted above. Less annoying than “Ragnar the Red” for the hundreth time, certainly, and easier on the eyes.
Malukah, known to Skyrim fans for her beautiful cover of “The Dragonborn Comes,” was given materials including poems and lore by The Elder Scrolls Online team, and tasked with turning those into songs. She shared her thoughts on the process for the article:
“There were many beautiful poems and texts created by the ESO Writing Team from which 10 were chosen to be performed by the bards in Elder Scrolls Online. Composing the music for these songs was an amazing experience. Both fun and a bit daunting!
There is something magical and peaceful about the visual and sonic beauty of Elder Scrolls games. I wrote with this feeling in mind so that the songs will hopefully be good company for the players while they explore Tamriel.”
Much more in the full article.
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The Elder Scrolls Online releases to the PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 and to the Xbox One and PS4 in June of 2014.