Journey Soundtrack Nominated For a Grammy
I loved Journey. I still do. I think I always will.
Rarely does a game pierce the hard, shrivelled core of cynicism, hate and loathing that passes for my heart, but Journey managed to do so.
So it’s with no small amount of schoolboy-like joy that I share the news that Journey’s soundtrack, penned by Austin Wintory, has been nominated for a Grammy – the first ever videogame soundtrack to receive that honor.
If I said that this doesn’t surprise me in the least, I’d come across as ridiculously big-headed.
That Journey’s soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy doesn’t surprise me in the least.
I picked up the Journey soundtrack as soon as it was released, and still listen to it on a regular basis. It contains some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. It’s by turns epic and uplifting, moving and emotional, wistful and haunting, and it’s a perfect fit for the game itself. Without the music, Journey probably wouldn’t be half as affecting as it is.
You can listen to samples of some of the album’s track on Wintory’s SoundCloud page, and I implore you to take 15 minutes out of your day to do so.
The soundtrack is nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. This puts it up against some stiff competition, not least of which is The Dark Knight Rises and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. That means Wintory will be facing off against Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore and Trent Reznor, amongst others. Stiff competition indeed.
They’re wrong. Bastion has an excellent soundtrack, for sure, but Journey’s is simply better.
I may finally have a reason to watch the Grammys for once. Some of them, at least.
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