Steven Wilson will release Last Day Of June, the digital only release of the official soundtrack to the PS4/Windows game of the same name, on Dec 1st.
The game, which was released in August, and soundtrack was inspired by the visuals and ideas from Wilson’s 2013 track “Drive Home” and also includes music from Wilson’s first four solo albums, Insurgentes, Grace For Drowning, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) and Hand.Cannot. Erase., as well as some tracks from the ambient/electronic Bass Communion project. All of the tracks are specially re-edited instrumental versions created exclusively for the game and feature alternate versions of Routine, The Raven… and Deform To Form A Star.
“A couple of years ago I was asked if I’d be OK with some of the ideas from the video for Drive Home being used as the basis for a computer game,” Wilson tells Prog. “They wanted to explore further the characters that Hajo Muller drew so beautifully and Jess Cope gave life to.
“I had no idea how it might work, but was happy to let them show me. The game grew out of my music and that original video. It’s been one of my long held ambitions to score a movie. In a way I feel like I’ve done that now. I’d never thought computer games could be ‘art’ before – having seen and experiences Last Day Of June, I’m now convinced they can be.”