'Red Dead Redemption 2' Housebuilding EP Releases February 12, Pre-Orders Live

Red Dead Redemption 2 players who made it into the late hours of the game's single-player campaign likely remember David Furguson's "The Housebuilding Song." Chances are you either adored it as a quirky tone piece or deemed it a silly addition to an epilogue that just wouldn't end. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, the track is set to headline a new EP alongside four previously unreleased songs from the game's soundtrack composed by David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney. The EP is set to release February 12, but pre-orders are live now.

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'Red Dead Redemption 2' fans can pre-order The Housebuilding EP now. The short selection of tracks features unreleased songs from the game's campaign. 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Rockstar Games

Here's the full track list for The Housebuilding EP.

  1. "The Housebuilding Song" (David Ferguson)
  2. "A Strange Kindness" (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
  3. "A Quiet Time (Saloon Theme)" (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
  4. "The Course of True Love" (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)
  5. "Do Not Seek Absolution" (David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney)

With regard to the rest of the songs on the list, "A Strange Kindness" plays during the mission where Arthur has an unexpected encounter with a German family. "The Course of True Love," on the other hand, is the track with string-laced vibes that plays at key moments in the multi-part sidequest featuring the prohibited romance of Beau and Penelope. In other words, most of the songs on The Housebuilding EP don't necessarily apply to pivotal plot moments, but they fill in a few gaps the larger official soundtrack apparently missed.

For the hardcore Red Dead Redemption 2 fan who'd like to get in on the action early, The Housebuilding EP is available for pre-order on applicable digital platforms like iTunes and will be sold in limited quantities on vinyl from the Lakeshore Records online store and Rockstar Warehouse.

This short soundtrack offering for Red Dead Redemption 2 is hardly your first chance to purchase music from Rockstar Games' critically acclaimed open-world experience. Those with access to a mainstream music streaming service like Apple Music or Spotify can currently listen to a more focused original soundtrack album as well as a collection of pieces from the expansive score. As the beloved campaign enters the twilight years following its 2018 release, products like The Housebuilding EP act as small-scale reminders of just how poignant certain specific moments of Arthur Morgan's story truly were.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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