Karen O, the lead singer of indie rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has chatted about the new song she has recorded for the upcoming Xbox-exclusive game Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The singer described the song, “I Will Rise”, as her version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”. She observed to Rolling Stone: “I think they wanted to bring on the melodrama. They wanted something emotional with a dramatic build. It’s kind of the theme of Lara’s creation myth, the moment that defines her becoming an icon.”
The haunting song can be heard in a new trailer for the game that you can watch below.
The Rise of the Tomb Raider is the follow-up to 2013’s Tomb Raider and will be released solely for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10.