At Least Mirror's Edge 2 Has Got The Music Right

At Least Mirror's Edge 2 Has Got The Music Right

I'm one of those people who could forgive Mirror's Edge's sins. It remains one of my favourite games, one I still play regularly, and a big part of that is down to its soundtrack.

EA made a big blog post today about the composer for the upcoming sequel, which is normally the kind of PR fluff I'd avoid writing about these days, but Mirror's Edge is a little different.

While Mirror's Edge was a game about running and sliding, what's remained iconic about it are two things: its crisp visuals and its electronic soundtrack. The latter was the work of Swedish musician Magnus Birgersson, aka Solar Fields, its marriage of soft beats and high-energy sections the perfect accompaniment to the design of the beautiful (yet rotten) city the game took place in.

A sequel just wouldn't be the same game without his input, so it's nice to see today that he's been back on board for months now working on the soundtrack for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

If you want to hear more of Birgersson's stuff, this is a good place to start:


    <3 Mirror's Edge soundtrack. One of the few albums I've ever paid money to iTunes for.
    Those visuals and music paired for a secret sky-touching world I really wanted to just drink in. I would just leave that main menu open in the background while doing other things to enjoy the ambient tune.

    Fuck yeah Solar Fields. I'm so keen for this game.

    The soundtrack to the first mirrors edge completely sunk me into the game, hope the sequel does the same.

    Yissss! This is the news I wanted to hear about this game. Music was a huge part of the first game for me and always managed to set the tone perfectly, so I'm much more excited for this now.

    It would be awesome for them to bring back 'Still Alive' in one form or another; an M83-style mix would go down a treat. It's still one of the greatest vocal themes in all of gaming :)

    Last edited 01/10/15 11:42 pm

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