One of the benefits of Blu-ray is that it contains a heck of a lot more space for lobbing in a lot of content and increasing dialogue, texture data and music. In the case of Fallout 4, Bethesda is taking the opportunity to utilize that extra space to add in a lot more music in the game than what was featured in Fallout 3... three times as much music, to be exact.
Over on the official Bethesda website for Fallout 4, they detailed the process of finding the right tone and curation method for filling out the playlist in the game. This included lots of old-time classics from from a bygone era in music, to original tunes from Lynda Carter... Wonder Woman herself.
And yes, Lynda Carter provides original music for Fallout 4, in addition to voicing one of the central characters in the game named Magnolia. One of the songs that Bethesda shared on the page is the track called “Good Neighbor”, which you can listen to below via Soundcloud.
Todd said, give me samples of different things and then we’ll talk about it, […] I was trying to give a different flavor to each of the songs, because there really is no genre except for how Magnolia sings them. She is the ‘genre’ and her personality is reflected in every song. I was trying to get a direction in the beginning but he liked all the different directions. I didn’t expect him to like them all!
Carter's music will be accompanied by a deep selection of eclectic music that Todd Howard and the rest of the Bethesda Softworks team meticulously curated for Fallout 4. According to Howard, he poured over hours of music to find the perfect tunes with the help of the audio team to create a playlist of songs that are both relevant and entertaining for the player to listen to throughout the game.
It's interesting because they specifically did not want music that would end up getting tiresome for players to listen to as they journey through the wasteland. One song they did mention that had to stay and had to be a part of the experience – as part of the series' opening theme – is Ink Spots' “It’s All Over But the Crying”. If you don't remember it they embedded the trailer to help refresh your memory.
According to Howard the song is now as much an iconic part of Fallout as the Pip-Boy is. The game director feels as if the song captures both the distraught elements of the game's post-apocalyptic setting and the feeling of hope.
It won't be long now before you'll be able to hear all of the songs jam packed into Fallout 4, once the game releases on November 10th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.