The Jamaican culture is on showcase on the international stage again, this time in the popular video game FIFA.
EA Sports, developers of the video game released FIFA 21 and Volta soundtrack on September 28. The latest soundtrack accompanying gamers on their gaming experience includes an exciting mix of new music from more than 100 artistes from various countries. The 2021 version of the playlists includes a wide range of musicians such as Tame Impala, Dua Lipa, LA Priest, and Glass Animals, to name a few. The soundtrack also includes four Jamaican artistes: Rvssian, who was featured on “Beamer (Bad Boys)” by Rema, and Koffee featuring her fellow Spanish Town native Govana with “Rapture (Remix)”, both making the Volta cut, while Buju Banton made the FIFA 21 cut with his hit song "Unity".
Gamers will play to the sounds of “Koffee anna coffee, mi say no gimmicks / She a pro wid it, treat di riddim like she grow wid it" when the game is released to the public on October 9, 2020. "Rapture (Remix)" that was released on May 28, 2019, has been huge. The visuals for the song, released a few days later, currently has over 27 million views on YouTube.
“Unity” by Buju Banton was the sole reggae entrant on the EA Sports FIFA 21 playlist this year. “Unity” is the 20th track on Banton’s thirteen studio album, “Upside Down 2020”. “Upside Down 2020” was released on June 26, 2020, on the Gargamel Music/Roc Nation music imprint, and is Banton’s first album since his release from prison.
The fourth artiste to feature on the video game's soundtrack (Volta) is Rvssian. “Beamer (Bad Boys)”, released by Nigerian artiste Rema on February 21, 2020, and produced by Rvssian himself, boasts more than eleven million views on YouTube.
The soundtrack was made available to listeners on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer on September 28, 2020.