SAMURAI songs from Cyberpunk 2077 (Johnny Silverhand songs)
The musical group "Samurai" is the name of the popular chrome rock band, which is the face and part of the inner world of the legendary game "Cyberpunk". For these guys, music is a way to rebel and fight against an unjust system. "Samurai" is at the center of the Cyberpunk 2077 game, the tracks for which were written by the Swedish punk band Refused.
In the Cyberpunk universe, Samurai was founded in 2003. At first he was not known and mainly played on the streets and in bars: for example, Destiny, Palladium, Nexus, Rainbow Cadenza. In the latter, an event happened that completely changed the fate of the musicians - they met Jack Masters, the well-known owner of a music studio called "Universal Music". At first, "Samurai" did not take him seriously - it seemed to them that he was an ordinary visitor to the club, who, moreover, was not quite adequate. However, the stranger gave the group's vocalist, Johnny Silverhand, his business card - in three weeks the group had already signed a contract with one of the most famous studios, broke all records for productivity by recording an album, and soon had to start performing around the world.
The first radio station to hear "Samurai" was called "EuroRadio". In less than a month, they reached number one on the charts and their song "Blistering Love" became a hit.
For five years, the group regularly occupied the first lines in the charts, creating new hits. However, by 2008, it broke up - it all started with the fact that keyboardist Nancy was in prison. During a quarrel with her husband, she threw him out of the window, and as punishment received seven months in prison. All this time, other members supported Nancy and did not start new projects without her. In addition, a conflict arose with the producer, who demanded an increasing percentage. After some time, "Samurai" realized that it was pointless to start something - their creative aspirations became too different. The bassist began working on interfaces and was seriously injured in an accident, the drummer left for another band, and vocalists Johnny and Kerry went on to solo projects, performing together from time to time.
Members of the group
Johnny Silverhand (vocalist and rhythm guitar) is the lead singer of the band Samurai and a veteran of the Central American conflict. One of the main characters in the Cyberpunk series. His vocals were provided by Dennis Luxsen, a member of Refused and one of the songwriters of the song "Chippin' In", which became a hit both in the game world and in reality.
Kerry Eurodyne (vocalist and rhythm guitar) is the second lead singer of Samurai, who after the breakup of the group actively pursued a solo career, becoming a very successful performer.
Danny (drummer) - played drums in the Samurai band, but in 2008 he took up a new project, Mastermind.
Nancy / Bes Isis (keyboardist) - pianist "Samurai". Even before her release from prison, the group broke up, and the girl took on a new pseudonym, Bes Isis. After some time, she left her musical career and became a well-known reporter for the Network News 54 station.
Henry (bass) – bassist for Samurai. In addition to music, he was involved in the development of interfaces. As a result of an accident, he was injured, due to which he could not play in the group.
The Swedish band Refuse was founded in 1991 and creates music in the punk rock genre. Working on "Cyberpunk 2077" turned out to be an interesting experiment for her - their task was to change the usual sound and write such tracks that could sound in the 2077th. The team members note that creating music for the game brought them real pleasure - it was noticeable that they were recording tracks for a universe thought out to the smallest detail.
Dennis Luxsen, lead singer of the band, who voiced Johnny Silverhand, noted that while it usually takes several years to record an album, it took only 14 days to record the accompaniment to Cyberpunk 2077. It was a challenge for the group, which they coped with quite successfully. Just a few days after the release, their composition "Chippin' In" gained several million views on YouTube, and took its place in the hearts of the fans. Other songs were no less successful - "A Like Supreme" and "The Ballad of Buck Ravers" have already become known far beyond the gaming community.
Chippin' In by SAMURAI (Refused)
Never Fade Away by SAMURAI (Refused)
Black Dog by SAMURAI (Refused)
A Like Supreme by SAMURAI (Refused)
The Ballad of Buck Ravers by SAMURAI (Refused)
Never Fade Away by PT Adamczyk and Olga Jankowska (SAMURAI Cover)
The track below is the Johnny Silverhand theme that can be heard during the assault on the Arasaka Corporation building.
The very case when a fictitious group steers and pedals cooler than real ones
Well, for a fictitious group, the real group wrote music