Best Scandi pop music to feature in games

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Over the years, the video game industry has infiltrated the entertainment business. Playing video games has become a favorite pastime for people all over the world, regardless of their social status or age.

Gaming, as a whole, has been completely embraced by the public and it is now fully part of most people’s lifestyles. From inception to production each video game that comes to market is made up of a few major parts.

For a game to truly be a success, game developers need to combine these elements in order to appeal to as many players as possible. Depending on the type of game you play, the storytelling, visuals, and music might be some of the elements that make you want to turn on that console or pick up the phone and play.

As with a major blockbuster, the soundtrack of a game can greatly define the mood a player is in. The music a person hears while engaged in a game can affect their gameplay, in-game decisions, and the overall feel of the game.

 The type of music you listen to is also an important factor in determining the state of mind you are in when engaged in gaming. This is why more and more international artists are either creating music for video games or actually streaming on Twitch in order to attract new fans.

Music can really enhance your gaming experience whether you’re playing a video game or enjoying some time at a live casino. Choosing the perfect song can greatly improve the experience.

Whether you are playing online, a console, or a smartphone game, the background music can make or break your experience. Continue reading to find out more about gaming music and popular Scani pop tracks that go well with your gaming adventure.

Top Contemporary Scandinavian Composers

Scandinavian music creators have seen their auditory creations take flight in movies, on stage, and, more recently, in games. The famous duo, composed of Elvira Björkman and Nicklas Hjertberg from Sweden, are known for their Hammerwatch and Aragami game soundtracks.

To design the game score, the pair drew inspiration from old 1980s games and combined them with music created by renowned Japanese composers. Their next big project was producing the soundtrack for the Metal: Hellsinger game in 2020.

The Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla game is notoriously known for the score produced by Danish composer Jesper Kyd together with American composer Sarah Schachner. The Norwegian music creator Einar Selvik aided the couple in mixing a killer Viking-themed score for the game.

The score is an amalgam of Celtic and Nordic tones with subtle elements of electronic and modern accents. The trio focused on telling the story of the game’s main hero Eivor, lending a dramatic undertone through the use of the musical medium.

Top Nordic songs to enjoy during gaming sessions.

If you’re more of an online player, don’t fret. You can create your own playlists that go with your favorite desktop games and online casino games. Here are a few Scandinavian music recommendations that could put a skip in your step when gaming online.

  • AGGi DiX – Simmer 

This Danish female singer perfectly combines rap with R&B to create a very calming experience. The perfect type of music to enjoy while playing something with a repetitive nature like Candy Crush or Secrets of the Phoenix.

  • STRØM – Last Try

This Swedish artist/producer has just launched her new album. It combines electronic beats with some eerie and ethereal textures. This song that could perfectly fit a horror action game or an intense game of online poker.

  • Zara Larsson – Lush Life

Zara Larsson, the princess of Scandinavian pop, came out with a timeless album back in 2017, that is still being used by multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) players, today. The song Lush Life is great for listening to while playing MOBA games or table games like online Blackjack or Baccarat.

  • Sigrid- Don’t Kill My Vibe (album)

Sigrid’s celestial voice might seem like she appeared straight out of a 1880 mystery novel. But, the artist has actually gained in popularity only in the last few years.

Her album Don’t Kill My Vibe, that also came out in 2017, is already a classic among online gaming aficionados. Her crisp musical style combined with her melodious voice makes the songs on this album particularly well-matched for games that require more time to think.

Online chess and online card games usually go best with Sigrid’s laidback musical creations. Online bingo and games like Queendom, Sudoku, and Elevate, also go well with Sigrid’s relaxed tones.

  • Swedish House Mafia

This uber-known band is making a comeback and first person shooter games are perfect for playing while listening to their tunes. Their 2019 tour confirmed that they’re just as loved and popular as ever.


Throughout music history there have never been more composers interested in producing scores for the gaming industry. Since music is one of the most important elements of a gamer’s experience, the right composer is also important for creating a soundtrack that players love.

Depending on the mood you want to set for yourself before starting a game, Scandi pop music can satisfy even the ficklest of tastes. Whether you enjoy playing RPG games, live casino games, puzzles, MOBA, role-playing, or arcade games, there is a Scandinavian song for you.

Whatever type of music you enjoy, there’s a Scandi pop song out there for you. You can listen to composer soundtracks while playing other games, play games with a Scandinavian score just out of curiosity, or create your own Nordic grooves playlist.


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