14 Oct

Video games are ever proving to be a fresh medium for musicians to release new material to the public. LeAnn Rimes, Fefe Dobson, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Katie Melua, Esme Denters, Evan Taubenfeld, and Madina Lake have all decided to release songs in Simlish–the language of the Sims–for the upcoming The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack.

The new songs  include:
• LeAnn Rimes – “You’ve Ruined Me”
• Fefe Dobson – “I Want You”
• Katie Melua – “If the lights go out”
• Madina Lake – “Lets Get Outta Here”
• Manchester Orchestra – “I’ve Got Friends”
• Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – “Me + Yr Daughter”
• Esme Denters – “Outta Here”
• Hot Chelle Rae – “Say”
• Audrye Sessions – “Turn Me Off”
• Metalkpretty – “Wake Up, Wake Up”
• Evan Taubenfeld – “Pumpkin Pie”
• Friday Night Boys – “Can’t Take That Away”
• Cassie Steele – “Summer Nights”
• Broken Hearts College – “Na Na Na”

Previously announced artists and songs featured in the game include:
• Nelly Furtado – “Manos al Aire”
• Pixie Lott – “Mama Do”
• Stefanie Heinzmann – “No One (Can Ever Change My Mind)”
• Matt & Kim – “Daylight”
• Young Punx – “Juice and Sim”

“Once again, the musical world of The Sims comes to life with some of the world’s biggest stars of today and tomorrow performing their hits in Simlish,” says Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for EA. “In the future, look for exciting music videos to accompany some of these songs, which will further demonstrate that Simlish is truly a global language.”

“My friends have told me about The Sims for years and I’ve also heard Natasha Bedingfield and Black Eyed Peas versions of their songs in Simlish, so I was thrilled to be in on the fun,” said LeAnn Rimes. “It’s so cool to have my own music in such an iconic game.”