Listen To Need For Speed: Payback's Entire Soundtrack

Need For Speed Payback Soundtrack
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Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have made it possible to listen to the entirety of the Need For Speed: Payback soundtrack ahead of the release of the actual game. The game is due out next month on November 10th, but you can grab a listen to the game's full soundtrack consisting of both licensed music and the original music made for the game.

The news went live over on the official Need For Speed website, where Electronic Arts revealed that you can check out the soundtrack if you have the Spotify app on your mobile device.

The Spotify playlist contains 45 different songs from a lot of recognized names in the music industry, including people like Jaden Smith, Run The Jewels, Queens of the Stone Age (who seem to be a staple in the Need For Speed franchise since Need For Speed: Underground), Syd Arthur, The Amazons and X Ambassadors. You can check out the full playlist below.

A$AP Ferg: Trap and a Dream feat. Meek Mill

Action Bronson: The Choreographer

Barns Courtney: Kicks

Bite the Buffalo: Enemies

Bonobo: Kerala

Chase & Status and Blossoms: This Moment

DJ Shadow & Nas: Systematic

Duckwrth: MICHUUL.

Flowdan: Original Ragamuffin feat. Wiley

Formation: Buy and Sell

Goodbye June: Liberty Mother

Gorillaz: Ascension feat. Vince Staples

Haikaiss: Raplord feat. Jonas Bento

Ho99o9: City Rejects

Jacob Banks: Unholy War

Jaden Smith: Watch Me

K.Flay: Black Wave

Kano: 3 Wheel-Ups feat. Wiley and Giggs

Kontra K: Power

Lethal Bizzle: I Win feat. Skepta

Lil' Kleine: Kleine Jongen

Local Natives: Dark Days (Sofi Tukker Remix)

Mondo Cozmo: 11 Acre

Nothing but Thieves: I Was Just A Kid

Ohana Bam: Rebels

Otherkin: Bad Advice

P.O.S: Gravedigger

Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do

Rae Sremmurd: Perplexing Pegasus


Royal Blood: Lights Out

Run the Jewels: Panther like a Panther (Miracle Mix) feat. Trina

Salmo: Daytona

SHREDDERS: Flipping Cars

Skepta & Goldie: Road Trip

SOHN: Hard Liquor

Spoon: Pink Up

Stormzy: Return of the Rucksack

SUR: Lean Back

Syd Arthur: Evolution

Ten Tonnes: Silver Heat

The Amazons: In My Mind

Tom Morello feat. Leikeli47: Roadrunner

Tom Walker: Play Dead (Avelino x Raf Riley Remix)

Warbly Jets: Fast Change

Watt: Burning Man feat. Post Malone

X Ambassadors: The Devil You Know

It's also worth noting that EA seems to definitely have a favorite when it comes to soundtracks given that X Ambassadors had the song "Jungle" that was done in collaboration with Jamie N Commons used extensively throughout the promotion of Battlefield: Hardline, which came out back in 2015. The game itself had a hard time catching on with audiences due to a backlash from the community over feeling as if it was little more than a cash-in and was the equivalent of Battlefield 4 DLC, but EA spared no expense to promote the game with a flurry of high-profile trailers.

Also, for those of you who actually enjoyed the original soundtrack music composed for Need For Speed games will be pleased to know that Joseph Trapanese has worked on the OST for Need For Speed: Payback. For those of you unfamiliar with Joe's work, he's put in the time with some well-recognized names and properties, including Tron: Legacy, Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, and one of my all-time favorite films, The Raid. Trapanese has quickly become a recognized name for providing symphonic soundtracks with a synth edge to them.

What's more is that the music isn't just there just to be there. According to the post, EA has fine tuned the music to play according to where players are in the mission and what time of day it is or what's happening on-screen. So the dynamic soundtrack will kick in depending on contex in the free-roam modes.

During the other modes you'll also experience electronic and ambient beats... such as when you're fine-tuning your car and modifying your paint job so your ride looks sleek and sexy as you're tearing up the asphalt and kicking up dust.

Racing will have a completely different set of songs, mostly based around the "intense" tracks provided by artists like Queens of the Stone Age and Warbly Jets.

Drifting events will also have their own set of tunes in Need For Speed Payback, mostly themed around hip-hop and breakbeats, including an unreleased track from Tom Morello featuring Leikeli47.

There appears to have been a lot of time and effort put into crafting the music for the game, and if you're already signed up with Spotify you can grab a listen to the soundtrack for Need For Speed: Payback right now.

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.