This probably isn’t news to Steven Wilson‘s superfans, but earlier in the year it was revealed that Wilson was to compose and provide music for the video game, Last Day of June. The game itself was inspired by his music, chiefly “Drive Home” from The Raven That Refused to Sing (which we gushed wildly about earlier this year in an installment of A Scene in Retrospect). The game came out on August 31, almost two weeks after Wilson dropped To the Bone, but it hasn’t seen a separate soundtrack release… until now, or rather this Friday.
On December 1, Wilson will release the soundtrack to the game. It includes mostly re-edited and instrumental versions of some of his best songs from all over his solo career. Songs like “Routine”, “Deform to Form a Star”, “The Raven That Refused to Sing” and “Insurgentes” are expected to be on the digital release. I personally haven’t played the game myself, but judging by the trailer for it, it’s no wonder the creators specifically reached out to Wilson to compose for it. It’s a perfect fit!
No preorder details just yet, but you can presumably keep your eyes trained on the Facebook page for Last Day of June and perhaps Wilson‘s own Facebook page for more information very soon. I’ll leave you with his crushingly sad and affecting track, “Drive Home”.
Steven Wilson can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. Check out his official site where you can find information on his upcoming tours including dates. Last Day of June is available for purchase on PC through Steam and on PS4.