Featuring Original Music By Lorne Balfe
(April 4, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release BEYOND: TWO SOULS – Original Video Game Soundtrack digitally on April 22, 2016 and on CD May 6, 2016. The album features the original score by Lorne Balfe (TERMINATOR GENISYS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, ASSASSIN’S CREED III).
The BEYOND: TWO SOULS is an interactive drama action-adventure video game for the PlayStation 3 home video game console, created by French game developer Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. BEYOND: TWO SOULS features performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, which was originally released in October of 2013 and re-released in 2015 for PS4.
“Scoring a film has restrictions, whereas scoring a game does not,” Balfe stated. “Everyday I worked on BEYOND: TWO SOULS brought a new surprise. As a composer, you spend your time with your head down, staring at your hands, stumbling to find a chord progression or tense. But when I looked up at this footage, I never would have thought it was a game I was scoring. At one moment it was a game, but then it quickly became more far more.”
Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to Dreamworks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar and Home, as well as Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s Terminator Genisys.
Lorne’s credits include major studio film releases, video game franchises, beloved animated features, and highly acclaimed documentaries. In 2014 Lorne composed the score for Manny, a documentary about the life of Manny Pacquiao, eight-division world champion and ten-time world title winning boxer, which premiered at SXSW in 2015. He composed the score for Dreamworks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar that was released worldwide in the fall of 2014. Immediately following the release of PENGUINS, Lorne completed the score for Dreamworks Animation’s Home starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin that released in March 2015. Balfe kicked off 2016 with the release of 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI.
In addition to recognition earned for producing two of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne found additional footing in the video game world. In 2011, Lorne composed alongside Jesper Kyd for the game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. A year later in 2012, Lorne was already hard at work composing as a solo composer for Skylanders: Giants and Assassin’s Creed III that earned Lorne his second BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music, as well as the nomination for the BSO Goldspirit Award for Best Score for a Video Game. In late 2013 Skylanders: Swap Force as well as Beyond: Two Souls were released. Lorne has since composed the scores for all of the most recent Skylanders games by Activision.
From the visionary mind of David Cage, director of the award-winning Heavy Rain™, comes the most powerfully emotional experience on PlayStation® 3. A singularly unique psychological action thriller delivered by A-list Hollywood performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, BEYOND: TWO SOULS takes you on a thrilling journey across the globe as you play out the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes.
Lakeshore Records will release BEYOND: TWO SOULS – Original Video Game Soundtrack digitally on April 22, 2016 and on CD May 6, 2016