We are thrilled to announce Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft have released Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök—Original Game Soundtrack featuring music by Los Angeles-based BAFTA “Breakthrough Artist” Stephanie Economou (Jupiter’s Legacy, The Chair)! This is the latest collaboration between Stephanie–who is also now the winner of the Society of Composers and Lyricists “David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent” award–and the video game giant, Ubisoft! View the full album details below.
The Dawn of Ragnarök album is the companion to Ubisoft’s expansion of its hit game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, released in tandem with the game expansion release today.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
01. Assassin’s Creed Dawn of Ragnarök (Main Theme) [feat. Einar Selvik]
02. Old Friends and Gentle Jailers (feat. Ari Mason)
03. Wrath of Muspelheim
04. Ghost in the Shadows
05. Dark Fields
06. The Blade of Surtr (feat. Wilderun)
08. Through the Embers
10. The Hunting Ground
11. Cracking the Vault (feat. Wilderun)
12. Bound Warrior
13. Stranger in a Strange Land
14. The Adversary
16. In Memory of a Very Fine Smithy
17. The Snare Tightens
18. The Eitri Crater
20. The Salakar
21. Not Fated to Die
23. Bitter Fruits (feat. Ari Mason)
24. Odin vs. The Elderstahl
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök, the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.
A war begins. A world ends. This is the Dawn of Ragnarök.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök will be available across all platforms on March 10.
Says Economou: “At its core, Dawn of Ragnarök is a story with deep emotional roots and I wanted the music to embody that on a molecular level. I composed the main theme to reflect Odin’s journey for vengeance and the yearning to find his son Baldr. This lyrical theme, heard throughout the score on nyckelharpa, vocals, strings, lap harp, and mandolin, evolves through an orchestral and neofolk lens as we follow Odin on this epic saga through rich Norse mythical worlds.
Because this story is such a highly immersive and cinematic experience, I aimed to design a colorful musical environment for the audience; one that draws the listener in, broadens their emotional perspective, and emboldens them to live and fight as Odin would in this monumental battle between truth and myth.”
*Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.
ABOUT STEPHANIE ECONOMOU
Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her early successes have emerged from her exploration and study of widely varying musical styles, including classical, experimental, folk and rock. Stephanie’s experience in film scoring extends from drama to action to comedy, which has demanded the synthesis of an electronic and acoustic musical palette. It is her uniquely hybridized compositional voice which has proven a valuable asset across a wide spectrum of visual media.
Stephanie is the composer of the Netflix TV series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on the comic series by Mark Millar. She has written the music for the Lionsgate/Starz series Step Up: High Water, as well as the second season of Manhunt: Deadly Games, and two episodes of the Disney+ documentary series Marvel 616, directed by Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie. Most recently, she scored the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC “The Siege of Paris,” the Netflix series, The Chair, created by Amanda Peet and starring Sandra Oh, and the upcoming LucasFilm/Disney+ documentary feature, More Than Robots, where she continued her collaboration with director Gillian Jacobs. Her latest score for Assassin’s Creed Dawn of Ragnarök is set for release March 2022.
Stephanie is a long-time collaborator of Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, composing additional music on scores such as Disney’s live-action Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, Jon Turtletaub’s The Meg, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2, Disneynature’s Penguins, and Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated film The Martian. Her music can also be heard in Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, Ben Affleck’s Live By Night, and Simon Baker’s Breath. She has also aided in crafting the scores for Hulu’s mini-series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as well as the ABC/Warner Bros. TV series Whiskey Cavalier.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and Master’s in Composition for Visual Media from University of California Los Angeles. In 2015, she was chosen as one of six fellows for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch. It was through this experience with the Sundance Institute that she felt her diversity as a woman in the film industry to be deeply fostered and celebrated. As a resident board member for The Alliance for Women Film Composers, Stephanie considers the empowerment of women in film an exceedingly necessary platform, and strives to make her voice, as well as other female voices in the industry, heard.
ABOUT ASSASSIN’S CREED
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.
Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed ®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms.
With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million.
To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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ABOUT LAKESHORE RECORDS
Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Lockerand many, many more.
Lakeshore Records works with the most respected, award-winning artists and composers such as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mary J. Blige, Hans Zimmer, Grimes, Common, Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Willie Nelson, Alexandre Desplat, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Run the Jewels, PJ Harvey, Philip Glass, Aloe Blacc, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Ghiddens, Daniel Lanois, Nicholas Britell, Ziggy Marley, Danny Elfman, Giorgio Moroder, Aska Matsumiya, Clint Mansell, Bootsie Collins, Thomas Newman, Kris Bowers, Cliff Martinez, Randy Newman, James Horner, Gunship, Mark Isham, Kathryn Bostic, Carter Burwell, Rolfe Kent, Josh Homme, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nina Kraviz, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, The JBs, Gazelle Twin, Christophe Beck, Rachel Portman, Amanda Jones and many many more.
As a full-service boutique record label, Lakeshore Records remains dedicated to supporting a diverse roster of world-class talent, providing top-to-bottom music services & solutions, developing innovative marketing strategies & brand partnerships, hyper-specialized artist relations & development, and crafting the greatest records in the world.
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