Recently we were invited out to Ubisoft Montreal to get an in-depth and varied look at the world of Far Cry 5. We sent Adam "Grizz" Mathew who returned a little darker and deeper inside, and wouldn't stop whistling an angelic yet nefarious little diddy. So, we asked him to write about it, with him having also chatted to Far Cry 5 audio director Tony Gronick on what it takes to create a soundtrack -- and hook -- for an out-there prepper-ish
Here's a slice of the informative interview we got in return for Grizz's soul:
Tony: We knew the cult needed its own sound, but we honestly didn't know what that was going to be. My initial approach was post-rock, but it proved to be a little too 'droney', especially on an in-car radio that went against the drone of the engine. Christian rock didn't match the visuals of the characters either. Likewise, traditional hymns seemed to fit, though the lyrics didn't suit what this cult was about. These songs needed to match the manifesto that the cult believes in. But, most important of all, even if you were a listener with no knowledge of the cult, you'd need to find the music beautiful. Once you swallowed that lure and entered into the cult, those lyrics would then start to take on a double meaning.Click here for the full Q&A with Tony Gronick
-- it's an insightful and fascinating read.