Since the series’ genesis, gamers have lauded the Sonic the Hedgehog series for its memorable and catchy soundtracks. Team Sonic Racing is no different, featuring an amazing score directed by Jun Senoue himself. Well, good news, music and racing fans: at last, you can now pick up the soundtrack for yourself! Maximum Overdrive – Team Sonic Racing (Original Soundtrack) is finally available to stream or download.
Another win for Sonic music
The score staggeringly contains over one hundred songs to lose hours listening to, featuring catchy original tracks and spectacular remixes of iconic Sonic music. Back at SXSW, Senoue spoke of the team effort behind the production process between Sega’s sound team and outside collaborators. I believe it’s safe to say that the end result is nothing short of glorious.
As for the artists involved, they are many, with most of them having worked on the series’ music before. Fan-favorite band Crush 40 leads the main theme “Green Light Ride,” and there are plenty of other Sonic series mainstays, like Richard Jacques, Tomoya Ohtani, Hidekuni Horita, Heigo Tani (Wall5), and the Sonic Adventure Music Experience group. Composer Tee Lopes and EDM duo Hyper Potions, revered for their work on Sonic Mania, are also involved. If you unabashedly loved Infinite’s theme from Sonic Forces, Tyler Smyth from Dangerkids returns and contributes with similarly intense music.
Among the new artists, I would do TORIENA a massive disservice without gushing about her involvement with Senoue. The Kyoto-based chiptune legend is a massive boon to the soundtrack with her intense remixes for Roulette Road and Bingo Party (rearrangements of Sonic Heroes‘ Casino Park and Bingo Highway respectively). I say this with absolute sincerity: I hope she returns to compose and arrange in later Sonic the Hedgehog games.
Maximum Overdrive – Team Sonic Racing is available now on a variety of platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify. Which tune in this monster soundtrack is your favourite? Will you be downloading Team Sonic Racing‘s music today? Share your thoughts with us below.
Rare import from Canada, lover of all things video game music and remixes, desk jockey by day, and Nintendo Enthusiast by night. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube, with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood.