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Serious music for a casual game

Candy Crush Soda SagaHannah Smiles


Top Score for August 6, 2015

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August 06, 2015

Hundreds of millions of people around the world hear Johan Holmström's music every day. Johan composed music for Candy Crush Soda Saga, which folks downloaded some half-a-billion times to their phones and tablets.

Candy Crush Soda Saga is categorized as a "casual" game, making the music that much more impressive. Holmström had the opportunity to record the soundtrack using the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios — for a casual game!

And the music is pretty great; unlike previous Candy Crush soundtracks, Soda Saga's music is longer and goes through mood changes before looping back around to the beginning. Be sure to check out the video of the recording session, below.