Tee Lopes, the composer behind the Sonic Mania soundtrack, shared some insights into his involvement with the music of Sonic Superstars in a recent interview on Game Informer’s “All Things Nintendo” podcast. During the discussion, Lopes revealed that his collaboration with the Sonic Superstars music team was a result of an invitation from Jun Senoue of SEGA’s Sound Team and Crush 40, to join their team of composers.
Lopes then explained his musical approach with the new direction Sonic Superstars took. He chose to make music that combined modern instrumentation, compositional techniques, and an organic choice of instruments. He aimed to blend modern genres with the beloved, cheerful, and jazzy Sonic influences that fans are familiar with.
Lopes drew inspiration from a variety of sources for Sonic Superstars’ music, including pop music, hip hop, and EDM. This blend of styles enabled him to infuse the game’s classic Sonic vibes with a modern touch, aligning perfectly with Sonic Superstars’ overall vision.
Beyond composing entirely new tracks, Lopes also took on the task of arranging many of Jun Senoue’s compositions.
Interestingly, Lopes mentioned that he first learned about Sonic Superstars “in its current form” through an email from Jun Senoue. This initial contact was what led to his significant involvement in the game’s music production.
Will the game’s soundtrack be on par with some of the best in the series? We’ll have to wait just a bit longer to find that out, but in the meantime, stay tuned to Sonic City for more Sonic Superstars News and Updates!
Source: Game Informer