Sonic’s official twitter channel today released a snippet of the song that plays at the end of Sonic Frontiers. The song, called Vandalize, was created by the Japanese rock band One OK Rock.
The band then posted the entire song on their official YouTube channel. This is the first time that Sega has focused on the music featured in Sonic Frontiers in this way. In the multiple trailers that the company has shared in recent months, soothing compositions were regularly heard. The uptempo guitar track of One OK Rock now changes that.
Traditionally, Sonic games often contain rock songs. Since Sonic Adventure (1998), Japanese-American band Crush 40 has regularly composed rock songs for the games, including the respective opening theme Open Your Heart, one of the franchise’s best-known compositions. So this time Sega enlists another rock band to produce songs for a Sonic game. It is not clear whether Crush 40 is involved with Sonic Frontiers.
Sonic Frontiers releases next month, November 8, on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X and S, and PC.