Swedish punk rock band Refused will be the people behind the music of Cyberpunk 2077's fictional Johnny Silverhand band. The character who bears the likeness (and voice) of Keanu Reeves is not only a hardened fighter — he's a hell of a performer.
Part of the plot of Cyberpunk 2077 comes down to figuring out what exactly happened with Johnny Silverhand. The man himself seems to have disappeared and "Where's Johnny?" graffiti throughout the game alludes to his disappearance. Nonetheless, he was well-known in the city and had several music tracks — and the first of those tracks is now available thanks to the hard work of Refused and the music team at CD PROJEKT RED.
"Like us, [the Johnny Silverhand band] SAMURAI is a group of rebels, albeit in a different time and place," said Refused's Lead Vocalist Dennis Lyxzén in a press release. "Working together with CD PROJEKT RED, writing music and song lyrics for Cyberpunk’s chrome rock icon was fun, but also very different in the creative sense. It was an unexpected challenge that turned out to be right up our alley and really got us going. The songs turned out great and the game looks insane."
Not only will SAMURAI's music be featured in-game — you can listen to it right now, whether you choose to use a streaming service like Spotify or purchase the track for extended use. The fictional band's first track Chippin' In is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Wimp, Amazon Music, Deezer, and YouTube.
You can hear Chippin' In for yourself in the YouTube embed below. Cyberpunk 2077 launches worldwide for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16, 2020.
What do you think of Refused's take on the Johnny Silverhand band SAMURAI? Do you like the sound of the track Chippin' In? Let us know in the comments below!