FIFA 18 soundtrack: Songs from alt-J, Weezer & more feature in new game

FIFA 18 soundtrack
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Goal brings you all you need to know about the latest musical accompaniment to one of the biggest football video games in the world

One of the defining aspects of EA Sports' FIFA series has been the music used in each edition, and the soundtracks have etched themselves into the memories of those who love the game.

Blur's 1997 hit 'Song 2' will be forever associated with FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 for many people, while Fatboy Slim's iconic 1998 track 'Rockafeller Skank' undoubtedly evokes nostalgia of FIFA 99.

More recently, Imagine Dragons' catchy number 'Top of the World' featured on FIFA 13 and FIFA 15 had Avicii's 'The Nights'.

The FIFA 18 demo has been made available ahead of the game's official release on September 29 and EA Sports have also revealed the details of the game's soundtrack.

Goal brings you all you need to know about the latest mellifluous accompaniment to one of the most popular football simulation games in the world.


FIFA 18 Pack Shot

As with previous editions, the new soundtrack for FIFA 18 features songs from a variety of artists hailing from different parts of the world. When releasing the details of their new game's music, EA Sports said: "We like to think it delivers the ultimate international soundtrack experience."

And indeed it does. Bands and musicians from four different continents will deliver a diverse array of genres to the ears of gamers when the game hits their screens at the end of September.

Familiar names such as The National, alt-J and Stormzy will be heard on FIFA 18, while independent artists, including Seattle's ODESZA and Australian singer Tash Sultana will also feature.

Check out the official soundtrack below.

Artist Song Country
alt-J Deadcrush UK
Avelino Energy feat. Skepta & Stormzy UK
Bad Sounds Wages UK
Baloji L'Hiver Indien Belgium
BØRNS Faded Heart USA
Cut Copy Standing In The Middle Of The Field Australia
Django Django Tic Tac Toe UK
IDER King Ruby UK
Kimbra Top Of The World New Zealand
Kovic Drown UK
Lorde Supercut New Zealand
Mondo Cozmo Automatic USA
Mura Masa helpline feat. Tom Tripp Guernsey
Off Bloom Falcon eye Denmark
Oliver Heart Attack feat. De La Soul Canada/USA
Outsider Míol Mór Mara Ireland
Perfume Genius Slip Away USA
Phantoms Throw It In The Fire USA
Portugal. The Man Live in the Moment USA
RAC Beautiful Game feat. St Lucia Portugal/USA
Residente Dagombas en Tamale Puerto Rico
Rex Orange County Never Enough UK
Run The Jewels Mean Demeanour USA
Sir Sly &Run USA
Slowdive Star Roving UK
Sneakbo feat. Giggs Active UK
Sofi Tukker Best Friend feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa UENO USA
Superorganism Something for your M.I.N.D. UK
Tash Sultana Jungle Australia
Témé Tan Ça Va Pas La Tête? Belgium
The Amazons Stay With Me UK
The National The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness USA
The War On Drugs Holding On USA
The xx Dangerous UK
Tom Grennan  Found What I've Been Looking For UK
Toothless Sisyphus UK
Vessels Deflect The Light feat. The Flaming Lips UK
Washed Out Get Lost USA

EA Sports have also revealed that Alex Hunter's return in the latest instalment of The Journey will feature an original score by Junkie XL, the Dutch composer who has collaborated with Hans Zimmer and whose music has been used in films such as 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Furthermore, The Journey mode will also have tracks from American rock band Weezer, Brazilian artists Leo Justi and Karol Conka, as well as Colombian bands Bomba Estereo and Systema Solar.

Can I download the FIFA 18 soundtrack?

You can stream the FIFA 18 soundtrack on Spotify or on Apple Music and EA Sports have promised "special updates and surprises" throughout the season.

In the meantime, you can listen to a selection of the songs that feature on the FIFA 18 soundtrack below.


Philadelphia rockers The War On Drugs have contributed a single from their latest album to the FIFA 18 soundtrack.

The decidedly upbeat song 'Holding On' is the third track from their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding, which was released in August 2017.


British indie rock band alt-J have cultivated quite a following in recent years and their song 'Deadcrush', from the 2017 album Relaxer is featured on FIFA 18. 

A slow-paced tune, the lyrics make reference to historical figures the band would like to take on a date if they were alive.


'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' is the lead single of The National's new album Sleep Well Beast.

FIFA 18 gamers are in for a treat as this song reached number one in the US charts - the first song to do so for the Cincinatti outfit.


Australian electro band Cut Copy feature in FIFA 18 with their new promotional single 'Standing in the Middle of the Field'.

The song is a rhythmic number peppered with uplifting lyrics and is part of the 2017 album Haiku from Zero.


Portuguese Grammy award-winning DJ RAC is a part of the FIFA 18 soundtrack with the 2017 track 'Beautiful Game' which incorporates vocals from South African singer St Lucia.

The song is the seventh track featured on the album Ego.


FIFA 18 FUT special kits

Last year in FIFA Ultimate Team, special edition kits designed by soundtrack artists were available and the same applies this year.

Bands and artists such as Kasabian, Zedd and Major Lazer featured last year, but EA Sports have revealed that FIFA 18 pre-orders will receive special edition FUT kits designed by Bloc Party, Glass Animals, Capital Cities, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zhu, Grouplove, Saint Motel and Lemaitre.