Leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, Ubisoft has released Far Cry® 6 The Music of Yara (from the Far Cry 6® Original Game Soundtrack) created by various established artists on the 7th of October via Ubisoft Music. The 28-track album accompanies the highly-anticipated action-adventure first-person shooter video game starring Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito which was released on the same day. On the LP, listeners will find the enthralling song, ‘Sueños de Libertad’ by Porfi Baloa which was inspired by the idea of a revolutionary man that would change everything and bring about social justice. The Far Cry® 6 soundtrack has already been supported by the likes of NME, Dancing Astronaut, CLASH Magazine, Mixmag Asia and Mixmag Brazil.
Several talented artists have come together to create The Music of Yara including Porfi Baloa from Venezuela who earned 60 Number 1 Hits in the Venezuelan Hit Parade. Listeners will also find the talented Gabylonia, a Venezuelan RnB artist with over 12 million plays on Spotify alone. The diverse stylings of producers working together creates a sound similar to the likes of Camila Cabello, Natti Natasha, ChocQuibTown and even the classic styles of Harry Belafonte.
Vibrant and alive with calypso stylings, The Music of Yara creates an entirely fictional culture, infusing it with real Latino flavours and going so far as to introduce an entire national anthem. It’s worth paying attention to each perfected detail found within the album, as rhythmic syntaxes create odes to revolution while still putting a spotlight on the passionate and joyous beats that create an unmissable dancefloor.
Speaking of the ‘Sueños de Libertad’ track, Porfi Baloa tells us: “I wrote this song in 1981, when I was only 11 years old. During that time, the “Salsa de Barrio” (“neighbourhood salsa”) was very popular and I had a band with other kids my age called “Reflexión”. We didn’t want to copy famous groups of the era but instead, we wanted to write original songs. That’s when I found out I was able to write music. As the years went by, I left that song aside until the opportunity for Far Cry 6 came up. I then remembered this song and realized it fit the story very well. I was encouraged by my 12-year-old son to submit it. I think it was finally the time for the song to see the light of day.”
About Far Cry 6
Far Cry® 6 is an open-world first-person shooter that plunges players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. On the island of Yara, President Antón Castillo vows to restore his nation to its former glory while grooming his son Diego to follow in his footsteps. Yet paradise comes at a cost and enriching his country means subjugating those who don’t follow his vision. Players will take up the cause to liberate Yara as Dani Rojas, a local military drop out, who tries to escape the island but ends up joining revolutionary group, Libertad. As Dani, players will experience the adrenaline and chaos of “resolver” guerrilla Far Cry® style, with the most creative and innovative arsenal yet.
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