The Very Best, an international pop group comprising Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo, is set for the big time again after their song Makes a King was featured in Fifa 16, a widely popular football video game.
Information sourced on EA Sports, who own the video game’s rights, Fifa 16 was launched last week and the soundtrack for the upcoming game was unveiled yesterday.
42 artists from 15 different countries feature in the Fifa 16 soundtrack.
They have launched the full list of soundtracks below and this year’s soundtrack includes the likes of top artists like Disclosure, Icona Pop, Kygo, Years & Years and many more
This year’s game includes songs from superstars such as Of Monsters And Men, Beck, Icona Pop, and Disclosure featuring Sam Smith.
Also included, hear new music from Norway’s Aurora, UK’s Bastille and Tiggs Da Author, American singer-songwriter Skylar Grey featuring X Ambassadors, and breakthrough hip-hop/soul/folk artist Raury.
“Fifa has traditionally been gaming’s foremost international showcase for new artists of every genre,” said Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing at EA Sports.
Accordinng to Schnur, Fifa got artists from across the globe to enhance the experience for the user.
“With Fifa 16, we’ve once again created a soundtrack that will enable millions of fans worldwide to discover new music they might have never heard otherwise. Artists like Kygo and Aurora from Norway, X-Wife from Portugal, Bomba Estereo from Colombia, The Very Best from Malawi and the UK, Baiana System from Brazil and Raury from America do more than just enhance a great game. Fifa 16 represents globalised music as its very best.”
The Very Best are the only African act on the list.
Makes a King is the title track of The Very Best’s third album, which was recorded in Mangochi and was released in April.
Effort to talk to either Mwamwaya and UK-based Hugo yesterday proved futile.