Legendary actress Lynda Carter is best known for her turn in the starring role of 1975's Wonder Woman TV series, but did you know what she's also an accomplished blues and jazz singer? Fans of the Fallout video game franchise are about to receive a real treat in the form of five all-new songs by Carter and her all-star band, debuting in the highly anticipated Fallout 4.
Fallout is known for its classic tunes that seemingly haunt the backdrop of its post-apocalyptic world, so it's no surprise that Bethesda, the studio behind the franchise, focused so heavily on the development of the game's soundtrack. Bringing Carter's sultry blues in alongside the real-life oldies that fans have come to expect and enjoy makes for a fresh new addition to the game.
Today, Bethesda released the first of these five songs, titled 'Good Neighbor.' Listen to it below:
But Carter's voice will not only feature throughout the game's music. She's also providing the voice of Magnolia, a new character who is—you guessed it—a songstress in her own right. "I was trying to give a different flavor to each of the songs, because there really is no genre except for how Magnolia sings them," said Carter. "She is the 'genre' and her personality is reflected in every song."
While the wily twang of 'Good Neighbor' may seem to stand out against the game's usual tunes, Bethesda confirmed that the other four yet unreleased tunes will fall in with the usual old-timey cadence of the game's music.
Of her new role in the franchise, Carter couldn't have been more gracious:
I am honored and thrilled to no end to have the belief of Todd and his team. I am really so grateful to have had the opportunity. I think it's one of the highlights of my career to have been a part of the creative team.
This isn't her first turn in the video game space, though—fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise may recognize Carter from her previous work as background characters and the interesting Azura. Carter's husband, Robert A. Altman is the CEO of Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media. She's no stranger to the world of video games, and seems ready to connect with players on a new level in Fallout 4.
Bethesda's Fallout 4 releases on November 10th.
Now that we've had a listen of what to expect...