Press release



Original Musical Score For Square Enix Video Game LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM


Today, award-winning London trio Daughter has released Music from Before the Storm, an original musical score with Square Enix’s highly anticipated new game Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Created in London earlier this year, this is Daughter’s first experience working on an original soundtrack.
BEFORE THE STORM is the prequel to LIFE IS STRANGE, the hugely successful BAFTA award-winning narrative driven game released in 2015. It was a boundary-breaking videogame, with principal characters drawn from real life facing everyday issues, touching upon difficult situations such as bullying, suicide, teen pregnancy as well as tackling the complexities of love and friendship. The original game was celebrated for the strength of its music, and Daughter’s involvement in the next instalment is a brilliant continuation in the franchise’s development.
Lead by first single ‘Burn It Down’ earlier this month, Daughter’s announcement brought together their devoted following with a whole new set of fans from the Life Is Strange games community excited to learn of the unique collaboration. Soon after the band released a behind-the-scenes video feature that explained the scoring process, their immediate connection to the game’s lead characters and how it all came together. Premiered by Billboard and featured by Rolling Stone, watch the feature in full here.

Praise for ‘Burn It Down’
“Daughter get set to release what I think is its best album yet…”  Robin Hilton, NPR All Songs Considered
“An intense, dramatic vision.” DIY
“An incredibly powerful number.” Gigwise
“It’s an imposing offering: crunching guitar chords, and one of Elena Tonra’s most concise performances to date.” Clash
“They do what they do best: balance soothing vocals and intense lyrics to create a powerful tune.” NYLON
“The rousing track signals a massive leap for the band, but also suggests a score that will be unlike anything else in the video game world.” Billboard
“An urgent arrangement that not only channels the tone of the video game but also sees the usually folk rock-infused Daughter folding in textures of electronic-based music.” Consequence Of Sound
“The melody is carried by sweeping strings and a piercing beat, with haunting effects applied to Tonra’s vocals.” Baeble

Daughter will be back on the road later this year, opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November. Full tour dates are listed below and tickets can be purchased at

August 31-September 3 – VLIELAND, NL, Into The Great Wide Open 2017
September 4 – VERONA, IT, Teatro Romano
September 5 – SAN MAURO PASOLINI, IT, Villa Torlonia
September 6 – SESTRI LEVANTE, IT, Ex-convento Dell’annunziata
September 9 – MADRID, ES, dcode2017
October 6 – QUEENS, NY, US, Forest Hills Stadium (w/ The National)
October 7 – PITTSBURGH, PA, US, Stage AE (w/ The National)
October 8 – DETROIT, MI, US, Masonic Temple (w/ The National)
October 11 – LOS ANGELES, CA, US, Hollywood Bowl (w/ The National)
October 12 – SAN DIEGO, CA, US, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (w/ The National)
October 14 – BERKELEY, CA, US Greek Theatre (w/ The National)
November 9 – SANTIAGO, CL, Teatro La Cupula
November 11 – SANTIAGO, CL, Fauna Primavera 2017
November 12 – BUENOS AIRES, AR, Personal Fest 2017
November 14 – RIO DE JANEIRO, BR, Circo Voador
November 15 – SAO PAULO, BR, Popload Festival 2017
November 16 – PORTO ALEGRE, BR, Theatro Sao Pedro
November 18-19 – MEXICO CITY, MX, Festival Corona Capital 2017

Since 2010, the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella, otherwise known as Daughter, has gained a loyal fanbase, playing to sold-out venues around the world. Their first album, the silver-selling If You Leave was released in 2013 and debuted in the Top 20 of the UK album chart. Their award-winning and critically-acclaimed second album Not To Disappear followed in 2016 and was celebrated by the likes of NPR, The Observer, Stereogum, Nylon, Billboard, and many more. Daughter will be heading back on the road later this year, with the trio opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November. For further details head to
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons. For further information check out
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd.
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