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Jamie Lidell shares new song “Runaway” — listen

on November 14, 2014, 5:26pm

On November 18th, Grand Theft Auto V will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The new version features an expanded soundtrack, including brand new mixes from Flying Lotus and Gilles Peterson, a cover of Lorde’s “Royals” by Jamaican singer Demarco, and a new track from UK soul singer Jamie Lidell.

According to Ivan Pavlovich, Rockstar Games’ in-house music supervisor, Lidell recorded with the goal of “doing kind of trap music.” Overall, I’d say it was mission accomplished, as the syrupy synths, twitchy studio effects, and pulverizing drum machines definitely sound like a slightly shimmery take on the Southern standby. The extra lusty number could’ve easily been featured on last year’s self-titled LP, but instead its wound up on the game’s WorldWide FM station, where it’ll be bumped as people try and steal an F-16. Listen in below (via Billboard).

Additionally, Rockstar will release The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, a three-disc CD or six-LP vinyl box set featuring 59 tracks from the game along with the full score.

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