Feature: Sayonara Wild Hearts Composer On Creating The First ‘Pop Album Video Game’

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“I want to keep growing as a composer”.

It seems as if video game music continues to grow and reach new heights with each passing year. Incredible soundtracks are no longer limited to big budget titles and the work of long-established names, as the Indie space and the growth of tools and knowledge has introduced a fresh generation of composers. One example is Daniel Olsén, who was part of a talented team that made waves with Simogo’s 2019 ‘Pop Album Video Game’, Sayonara Wild Hearts.

In some respects that game, and its creative process, were rather unique. Olsén’s journey to that project is also interesting, as his career in the video game industry began as an artist and animator; the transition to music, bringing a hobby forward to become an occupation, took place over a number of years. He worked on Year Walk, a fascinating game some may remember from the Wii U, and Olsén also delivered fantastic music and audio design more recently in The Gardens Between.

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