With less than two weeks until the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics is thrilled to announce a collaboration with Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and Academy Award-nominated musician Karen O. The original song was written and recorded explicitly for the game, exploring Lara Croft’s relentless journey as she tests the limits of the human spirit.
“I Shall Rise” is not only featured in the game, but is the soundtrack to both the launch trailer and the global TV campaign for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Inspired by Lara Croft’s journey through a hostile world as she searches for the secret of immortality, “I Shall Rise” captures the gravity and cinematic presentation of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and marks Karen O’s first original song for a video game.
“The emotional and very human story, of a young woman’s perseverance and journey in accepting her destiny as the Tomb Raider is inspiring on many levels, and I drew on those inspirations for this song,” said Karen O. “She’s such an iconic hero, the opportunity to compose this song and be part of Lara’s history is exciting.”
“Karen truly captures Lara’s indomitable spirit and determination,” said Crystal Dynamics Creative Director Noah Hughes. “The mood and atmosphere the song evokes is simply fantastic and compliments the game’s aspirational sense of adventure really well.”
“I Shall Rise” is available for digital download today wherever music is sold.
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Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful yet hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition. Rise of the Tomb Raider launches November 10 (Americas & Asia), November 12 (Japan), and November 13 (EMEA) for the Xbox One & Xbox 360.