Still Alive in the Mirror's Edge


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Video game trailers and TV commercials for the new first person "free runner" game Mirror's Edge feature a unique theme song taken from the video game's soundtrack called "Still Alive". The ads feature brightly-colored rooftop gameplay from the perspective of the game's heroine character, Faith. (Hence the "Leap of Faith" title for the Mirror's Edge TV ad campaign.) The parkour style game was created by the EA owned Swedish video game developer Dice.

To coincide with the Mirror's Edge video game release, EA released a soundtrack album of the game's theme called Still Alive: The Remixes, featuring remixes of the game's title track by Armand Van Helden, Paul van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Junkie XL and Teddybears. Different remixes from the album have been featured in various commercials for the game.

The original track was written and produced by Arnthor Birgisson and Rami Yacoub, featuring Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky on vocals. From EA:

"When given the opportunity to work with Lisa, Rami and Arnthor, who are all avid gamers, we knew we had something very special on our hands," added Magnus Walterstad, Audio Director at DICE. "With 'Still Alive,' we created a Mirror's Edge theme song that is able to stand on its own two feet as well as accurately representing the emotional experience of playing the game."

"This is a terrific song from a tremendous new artist," said Terry McBride, CEO of EA label partners Nettwerk Music Group. "And every one of these remixers responded not only to the power of the track itself, but also to what this project will mean to the continued convergence of music and gaming. Our entire worldwide marketing team is committed to making this a landmark digital release."

The "piano pop" theme song compliments the unique look of the gameplay footage in the Mirror's Edge commercials, courtesy of the Swedish.

Still Alive (The Theme From Mirror's Edge)
by Lisa Miskovsky

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