D’Angelo is the voice of soul when it comes to his music. His most recently released song, “Unshaken,” drives that point home. This track caught many by surprise as it was included in the subtlest of fashions in the video game “Red Dead Redemption 2.”
“Red Dead Redemption 2” is an open-world video game released by Rockstar Games. It came out Oct. 26, 2018. It tells the tragic tale of the last days of the Western gang running from the law.
While the outlaws perform heinous deeds, there is a romance to their lifestyle. However, the protagonist, Arthur Morgan, has to come to terms with the fact that the world he has always known is coming to an end. It is a bittersweet story expertly wrapped in a beautiful world based on player freedom.
D’Angelo’s “Unshaken” appears in the game when Morgan is at one of his lowest points. As Morgan rides his horse in the foggy night back to the gang’s abandoned camp, D’Angelo’s mellifluous tones ring out, encapsulating the player in the moment.
“Unshaken” is a perfect complement to the story of “Red Dead Redemption 2.” The chorus of the song is stoic as it pleads to remain strong during trying times. D’Angelo and backing vocalists croon, “May I stand unshaken/Amid, amidst a crashing world.” This sentiment corresponds perfectly with what you can assume Arthur Morgan is going through.
D’Angelo has outdone himself with “Unshaken,” and we hope that he continues his prolific career. “Red Dead Redemption 2” suited his soulful tunes, and D’Angelo suited the game’s somber tone.