And for today's song, we have one from a video game that sounds like it's been pulled from a movie instead.
"Now" from Detroit: Become Human
Composed by Nima Fakhrara
If you haven't heard of this game before, it's about a not-so-distant future where androids are a reality. Their presence, however, isn't appreciated by many people, because of the AI taking jobs that humans once had. The developers have a lot of interesting things to say about a world with androids and how it would affect everything; it's also a means for them to talk about racism, because that's what it feels like when people make a point of calling an android "it" and treat it less respectfully.
I'm currently watching Jacksepticeye play the game, and while I don't know the overarching plot yet, it's really interesting. It focuses on three main androids: Connor, Kara, and Markus. Connor is working with the police to locate deviants, androids who've broken through their programming and fallen prey to emotion. Kara is a maid to an abusive father and his young daughter, who fears her dad's wrath. Markus is the caretaker of an old painter whose son despises AI with a passion.
You follow them on their journey in this game, which, truth be told, feels more like an interactive story. Much of what you do is make choices, and there are lots of those. What you do affects who will live or die throughout the game.
What's really cool is that they got three different composers for each character, Philip Sheppard has a more emotional score for Kara; John Paesano goes for something more epic with Markus; and lastly, Nima Fakhrara takes a Tron-esque approach for Connor. As you're probably able to guess, today's song is for Connor's storyline, when he's pursuing a deviant in an intense chase and you're making rapid-fire decisions throughout.
People in the comments were comparing it to "Mombasa" from Inception, and I can see the resemblance. But the overall sci-fi tone sets it apart. I really love the blend screeching strings, pounding percussion, and simmering synths. (I don't why I described it as "simmering." I just wanted to keep up the alliteration.)
What'd you think of the song? What're your thoughts on a world where androids are a reality? How would you treat them? Do you believe they'd have the potential to take over?