The WINNER of the Life Is Strange Fans Music Contest II is… Georgie West! Congratulations to her on winning the incredible prize of $500 worth of Music Recording Equipment, kindly donated by our sponsors Riley Hawke and AudioCentrik! Well done Georgie! Thank you to all those who entered, congrats to the other 4 Finalists who made that stage, and thanks to Riley Hawke, Koethe and Jonathan Kuehling of AudioCentrik for judging the contest!
Look out for the Music Contest III sometime soon in the not-too-distant future!
Unfortunately the entrant ‘Wolvang’ was unable to complete her Original Song entry in time so had to back out of the Contest, but here are the 4 incredible original songs inspired by Life Is Strange from our other 4 Finalists!
We’re delighted to reveal the 5 Finalists in the Life Is Strange Music Contest II!
The 5 Finalists are:
Congratulations to them! Now they have to create an original song inspired by Life Is Strange in just 2 weeks! We wish them the best of luck! Thank you to all our entrants for taking part in the this contest!
Check out the entries from the 5 Finalists in full below!
We’re excited to announce the Life Is Strange Fans Music Contest 2018!
Like last year’s Music Contest, we’re looking for ambitious up-and-coming music artists to share their talents, and ultimately create a new Life Is Strange inspired song they can be proud to share with the community.
The Contest will be in 2 Stages: Firstly, entrants will be tasked with entering a Cover of an existing song, either from or inspired by Life Is Strange. This can include:
5 entrants will then be chosen to progress to Stage 2. They will have 2 weeks to write and produce an original song of their own inspired by Life Is Strange.
The 5 Finalists will get to appear LIVE with Riley, Koethe and Damien Harvey on the Open Mic Night II – a Live Performance Event – where they will have a chance to perform their music Live to fellow Life Is Strange fans.*
We’re pleased to say that Riley, Jonathan and Koethe will be the sole Judges for this Contest.
We will also be giving our other Prizes during this Open Mic Night II event for those not musically-inclined!
Saturday 3rd March: Contest Launches. Call for entries of Cover Songs
Saturday 31st March: Closing Date for Cover Songs entries (Midnight – Pacific Time)
Friday 6th April: Announcement of 5 Finalists to progress to Stage 2
Saturday 14th April: Open Mic Night II (To Be Confirmed)
Friday 20th April: Closing Date for Original Songs
Friday 27th April: Winner Announced
Rather than predetermine the actual equipment to be won, we decided to make it so that our sponsors, Riley Hawke and Jonathan Kuehling, will work with the Winner to help them choose the equipment that best suits their individual needs. Below are just some examples of equipment that the Winner might receive, but please note that these are just examples and the final equipment can and will vary.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your location, the prize equipment will either be bought for you and shipped to your address. Or you will receive the prize value by online transfer. If you win, you will be able to discuss your options with our Sponsors.
Here’s a list of potential songs you could record as your Cover Entry:
Life Is Strange: Season 1
Syd Matters – To All of You
José González – Crosses
Angus & Julia Stone – Santa Monica Dream
Sparklehorse – Piano Fire
alt-J – Something Good
Local Natives – Mt. Washington
Bright Eyes – Lua
Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons
Amanda Palmer – In My Mind (feat. Brian Viglione)
Message To Bears – Mountains
Breton – Got Well Soon
Mudflow – The Sense of Me
Foals – Spanish Sahara
Syd Matters – Obstacles
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
Daughter – Flaws
Koda – I Don’t
Daughter – Glass
Ben Howard – Black Flies
Daughter – Youth
Lanterns on the Lake – Through the Cellar Door
Daughter – All I wanted
Speedy Ortiz – No Below
Daughter – A Hole in the Earth
Broods – Taking You There
Daughter – Burn it Down
Wolf Alice – Bros
Daughter – No Care
Brody Dalle – Don’t Mess With Me
Pretty Vicious – Are You Ready for Me
Life Is Strange Inspired Songs
Riley Hawke – Because I Tried
Riley Hawke – Fragile Reality
Riley Hawke – Blinded
Koethe – Price
Koethe – Storm
Koethe – Have To
Koethe feat. Dakota Crespo – Timeless
This is for the Cover Song in Stage 1 of the Contest
A THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND JUDGES
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Riley Hawke, and Jonathan Kuehling of AudioCentrik Studios, without whom this Contest would not be possible. They have each donated $250 each towards the Contest Prize and we’re thrilled to have their support.
ABOUT RILEY HAKWE
Riley is a Singer/Songwriter who has contributed hugely to the Life Is Strange community with her Life Is Strange covers and original songs inspired by the games. If that sounds familiar, Riley was a well-deserved Finalist in our last Music Contest and now wants to give back to the Community by helping to launch our second one.
You can find out more about Riley at her Website HawkeMusic.com
ABOUT JONATHAN KUEHLING
Jonathan is the Owner of AudioCentrik Studios, who provide audio services for Film, Broadcast, Video Games and Music. He is a fellow fan of Life Is Strange and was keen to offer his support in contributing towards the amazing prize and also judging the Contest.
ABOUT ANDREW KOETHE
Koethe is helping to Judge the Music Contest along with Riley and Jonathan. He is a popular Singer/Songwriter in the Life Is Strange Community and also judged our last contest, as well as worked with the Winner, Dakota Crespo, in creating a new Life Is Strange inspired song, the beautiful ‘Timeless’. We are delighted to have him on board and also joining Riley in our special Open Mic Night II event in April.