Details surrounding the soundtrack for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game have been released in a new Rolling Stone interview with soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich.
The first big news is that for the first time, the Grand Theft Auto series will have its first original score. Three different composers came together to write the score for the new game. Alchemist & Oh No, Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson, who also scored Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire. The game will have three main characters, and according to Pavlovich, each one will have their own music depending on what they are doing in the game.
Talking about the interactive nature of music in the game Pavlovich said, “Even though you may be triggering one score with a particular character or within a particular area in the world, you’re always hearing elements from the other composers. The first time you come into the country you’re blown away by Woody Jackson’s rock score, but within that you’re still hearing elements of Tangerine Dream, and Alchemist and Oh No. So you’re never too far away from this core sound that we’ve established for the game.”
Other music for the games includes the addition of 17 different radio stations hosted by a number of famous artists that will play 240 different songs. The radio station hosts include Flying Lotus, Nathan Williams and Stephen Pope of Wavves, Kenny Loggins, Bootsy Collins, Pam Grier and many more.
Grand Theft Auto V is out Sept. 17 from Rockstar Games.