The zeitgeist game of the moment, Psyonix’s Rocket League, is one of the first PlayStation 4 games I’ve seen to use its space on the home screen to advertise a soundtrack. Clicking on the icon loads up this page in the browser with links to get the music from CD Baby and Google Play or to stream it through Rhapsody and Spotify. It looks like they’re planning on bringing it to every streaming service and digital marketplace under the sun which is good because this soundtrack is bangin’!
A little softer than you might expect from a game where rocket-cars wage Battle Soccer in domed arenas, it’s full of thumping bass, chirping synths and smooth vocals. A different singer accompanies almost every track with lyrics about angel’s wings and “flying forever”. It’s very reminiscent of Genki Rockets or maybe the mellow cousin to the old Sega Touring Car soundtrack.
What’s odd is that the music only fades up in the game on the menu screens so you barely get to hear it while playing. What I wound up doing was turning down the in-game music and streaming from the PS4’s Spotify app to listen uninterrupted. It’s a little ironic if you think about that but it keeps the music playing! Check it out on your music service of choice and let us know what you think.