Upon completing the game Mass Effect, the credits arose. Pretty standard among video games, right? Well these credits weren’t your ordinary credits for me. The folks at BioWare made an excellent choice in ending their game with the song “M4 Part II” by Faunts.
For some background information, Faunts are an Indie band from Edmonton, Alberta. At first I was just soaking in what had just happened upon completing the game, but my attention soon turned to this catchy song. It starts off kind of slow, with the singer faded into the background of the guitar. I didn’t take much notice to it, until the song continued, building steam. The toe-tapping drums combined with the quiet instrumentals start off the experience, all the while the guitars adding a subtle beat to the song. All I can say is that the song is an experience of some sort. It really puts you into a different mood. It’s tough to describe, but you all know what I’m talking about. It fits in very well with the “Space-themed” Mass Effect game.
Lyrics are a bit, how can I say, strained? They aren’t very well written, but it flows well with the song, and the singer’s voice fits in with this type of quiet song. Very spacey and popish, but has a consistent catchy rhythm. I won’t say that I “instantly fell in love” with the song, but it’s safe to assume that it will be making it’s way onto my iPod in no time. Again, kudos to the folks at BioWare for picking such a great song to end their game with. I’m not sure what was more exciting for me, finishing the game or finding this song. It’s worth a test listen if you’re into this kind of stuff, you really have nothing to lose. It’s an intriguing song to say the least, and I look forward to hearing more works from this band.