Jessica Curry, the winner of the BAFTA award for her stunning music for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, returns in another project by The Chinese Room studio – So Let Us Melt. This production is exclusively made for the Google Daydream virtual reality system, and is not strictly a game but a show where the player equipped with VR goggles is merely a viewer, with minimal interaction during watching. It depicts a story of friendly machines, preparing the frozen planet named Kenopsia for the arrival of human. It is a story of friendship and creation, full of warmth and thoughtfulness, and so is its soundtrack.
When working on So Let Us Melt, the composer cooperated again with the orchestra, as well as with the magnificent London Voices choir, known of such film productions like The Hunger Games or the series of Harry Potter and Hobbit. Just like in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, we experience again the captivating merge of choir, orchestra, sacral and electronic music, however the bucolic and nostalgic mood of the former score is replaced here with joyful, invigorating, heartwarming, affecting songs.
Jessica Curry is a master of conveying emotions and storytelling through the music.
The score for a science fiction game telling the story about worlds changing is not excessively pompous and filled with loud orchestral passages, which can be heard in most of such productions. Instead, the soundtrack is low-key and gentle. Similar to Rapture, which in a subtle way shows us a terrible thing that is sacrifice of a community to save the rest of the world, the music to So Let Us Melt gives the listener simple, essential values like friendship, love, devotion, cooperation, unity without any cliches and in a natural way.
Jessica Curry is a master of conveying emotions and storytelling through the music. Just to mention an opening track titled A Lullaby of Home, a minute and a bit long hymn of joy and harmony. So Let Us Melt OST is another deeply moving piece of work by this composer. The most remarkable tracks are ornamented with beautiful choir parts Counting the Atmosphere and its variation Millions and Millions, stunning, sublime Great Friends, filled with space and air A Darkling Filament, unsettling Impact Hypothesis. There is a real gem in the end – eponymous So Let Us Melt, a breathtaking, touching piece sung a cappella, and the only one with English lyrics (while the rest of the songs are performed in Latin). It is a peculiar farewell of the main characters in the game, as well as a gorgeous ending of the whole soundtrack.
It is a story of friendship and creation, full of warmth and thoughtfulness, and so is its soundtrack.
So Let Us Melt is another successful project by Jessica Curry. A distinguish style of the composer is a great conduit of emotions to the listener, and despite lack of the captivating female vocal parts known from her previous score, it is yet another beautiful musical journey. Let the ice of Kenopsia melt!