Listen to Fallout 4's Franchise-First Original Music, Written by Wonder Woman Actress

Lynda Carter wrote five original songs for the post-apocalyptic RPG and will appear as a singer in one of the game's bars.


With just eight days to go before the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda on Monday published a detailed blog post that reveals new information about the RPG and the music behind it. For the first time in Fallout history, Fallout 4 will feature original songs written specifically for the game.

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These songs were written and recorded by Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s and is married to Robert A. Altman, the CEO of Bethesda parent company ZeniMax. Carter, who has done voicework for previous Bethesda games, also appears in the game as the character Magnolia. She's a singer at a bar in the town of Goodneighbor.

In all, Carter wrote five songs for Fallout 4, all of which will be on rotation on the game's new Diamond City Radio. Bethesda also confirmed that Diamond City Radio will feature a "charmingly quirky DJ who adds all kinds of situation-specific commentary between tracks." In Fallout 3, Erik Todd Dellums voiced the Galaxy News Radio DJ, Three Dog, but he will not appear in Fallout 4.

You can listen to one of Carter's songs, "Good Neighbor," at the Bethesda blog. No images of Carter's in-game character model have been released.

Bethesda has also confirmed that Fallout 4 features three times the amount of music that was contained in Fallout 3. The game's soundtrack is comprised of three main categories: songs you probably know, lesser-known tracks from famous artists, and obscure songs from relatively unknown bands. All the confirmed tracks so far are available to listen to right now through the Spotify embed below.

Fallout 4 audio director Mark Lampert said some of the licensed tracks might not match up perfectly with the game's timed period, which is "sometime after" the events of World War II.

"When it fit lyrically, and we just liked the song, even if it was a few years technically after or before that range, the fun won out," Lampert said about choosing which songs made the cut. Bethesda worked with music-licensing company Brandracket to help curate the game's overall soundtrack.

"We wanted to do more of the early rock-n-roll sound," Lampert said. "Chris found a pocket of music that I hadn't heard before. It was much less mainstream. He found all these artists who did songs about uranium, or radioactivity very specifically. 'Atom Bomb Baby' [used in a previous trailer] is a prime example."

For more on the music of Fallout 4, be sure to check out this Bethesda blog post.

Fallout 4 launches on November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Quite a lot of gameplay footage recently emerged, which followed previous leaks of new screenshots, as well as the game's control setup and menu.

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