If you’re ever in need of some music to build a house to, then Rockstar have got you covered with the latest release from the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack. The Housebuilding EP will be out on 12th February digitally or in a special edition ‘blue sky splatter’ vinyl.
The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: The Housebuilding EP.
Coming February 12th, and available for pre-order from digital music sites and on vinyl.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 5, 2021
The release follows on from The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack, which featured the work of D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, and more, and the Original Score, which was composed by Woody Jackson. The Housebuilding EP includes five tracks that didn’t make that cut. It’s not just housebuilding, there’s also some late night accompaniment for heading out to get smashed at a saloon.
The tracklist is as follows:
- The Housebuilding Song (David Ferguson)
- A Strange Kindness (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
- A Quiet Time (Saloon Theme) (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
- The Course of True Love (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
- Do Not Seek Absolution (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
The soundtrack EP will be available digitally via iTunes, or with the splashy blue vinyl available through the Rockstar Warehouse and Lakeshore Records for £15.99.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was the big budget hit that capped off 2017, launching for PS4 and Xbox One before a 2018 PC release. A prequel to Rockstar’s celebrated 2011 game, it features a sweeping tale set at the end of the Wild West era as protagonist Arthur and the Van der Linde gang seek relevance. it received countless (actually, you can count them if you like) awards, accolades and nominations in that year’s Game of the Year awards, including plenty of recognition for the game’s soundtrack.
Since 2017, Rockstar’s gaze has firmly turned to sustaining Red Dead Online. A steady stream of updates has built up to the point where they are now selling a standalone edition of Red Dead Online for $5 to get more players through the door without the potential burden and expectation of playing through the vast single player story first.
Source: press release