Dawid Podsiadło Lends His Voice to Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty’s Official Credits Song! Official Music Video and Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Out Now.
CD PROJEKT RED and Milan Records today released the Deluxe Edition Soundtrack for the spy-thriller adventure Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which comprises 19 songs, four of which are available for the first time ever. The soundtrack’s release was accompanied by an atmospheric music video for the titular credits track “Phantom Liberty”, performed in English by chart-topping Polish artist Dawid Podsiadło.
Dawid Podsiadło, a multi-platinum artist who previously worked with CD PROJEKT RED on the credits track for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, created the song in collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED Senior Composer P.T. Adamczyk (Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Cyberpunk 2077) and Music Director Marcin Przybyłowicz (Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt). The song was recorded live with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague.
"Dawid is a one-of-a-kind vocalist. He fully felt the emotions we wanted to express with this track and translated them into words. 'Phantom Liberty' is a bittersweet, beautiful yet melancholic song, a sentiment Dawid perfectly conveys with his vocals, which Marcin and I aimed to complement with music full of sounds that are a staple for this genre,” said P.T. Adamczyk, senior composer at CD PROJEKT RED. "It was a lot of hard work from everyone involved in production. The end result is a song that, I hope, pays a worthy tribute to legendary spy films. It's a fantastic culmination of this journey and of Cyberpunk 2077, but also a truly powerful track that will captivate both gamers and music enthusiasts alike."
“Working on the titular track for Phantom Liberty was an immense pleasure. As someone who has grown up with video games, I would never have imagined that my musical career would lead me to a point where these two worlds collide. I’m grateful for all of the passionate people at CD PROJEKT RED for making this collaboration possible. From the very beginning, the song was meant to fit into the world of a spy thriller. The collaboration itself was incredibly smooth, REDs responded well to my suggestions and I to theirs, so all it took was meeting, talking, and basking in the fruits of our labor,” said Dawid Podsiadło, the vocalist and lyricist of “Phantom Liberty”. “I can’t wait until I can hear the track in the game itself, and that’s still ahead of me. I also hope that this collaboration won’t be our last.”
“Collaborating with Dawid on the song ‘Phantom Liberty’ was a fantastic experience, a true bull’s-eye. This wasn’t the first time we worked together, and his song ‘Let You Down’ for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners proved that Dawid fully understands the atmosphere and tone of our games. When the topic of creating a musical motif for Phantom Liberty came up, we knew he fit the bill,” said CD PROJEKT RED’s VP of Business Development Jan Rosner. “The words that Dawid wrote, as well as his incredible voice, were in perfect harmony with our vision of what the song should be for the expansion, for Cyberpunk 2077, for the whole CD PROJEKT RED team, and most importantly of all — for gamers. If you’re reading this Dawid, thank you yet again for joining forces with us once more to create something so powerful.”
The premiere of “Phantom Liberty” is accompanied by a music video that further underscores the spy-thriller atmosphere of the expansion and the song. The video ambitiously blends together live-action footage, CGI, and VFX and further delves into the story of one of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty’s key characters, FIA agent and netrunner Songbird. The video was created in collaboration with creative studio Juice and CD PROJEKT RED, and was directed by Michał Misiński.
“Phantom Liberty” is one of four new songs available as part of the Deluxe Edition Soundtrack of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. The entirety can be listened to on all major streaming platforms — find the whole list here.
Phantom Liberty, the spy-thriller expansion to Cyberpunk 2077, is out now on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and on PC through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, as well as on GeForce NOW. The expansion, which requires the base game in order to play, premiered on September 26th, 2023 to acclaim from both major gaming platforms and players. Find more information about Cyberpunk 2077 and its expansion Phantom Liberty on the game’s official website, Facebook, and X.