music is a vital part of our lives, and it’s one of the most powerful tools for conveying emotions and feelings – especially in visual media, like films and video games. a good score connects you to the setting as a whole and grounds you to the scene; it evokes certain feelings and images, moves you to feel in a certain way. but that’s not all: music is one of the very few things that you never really forget – and it’s always connected in your brain with the feelings you had when you listened to it. and so, in many years from now, if you happen to hear a certain melody you will be brought back to that moment, to that memory. that is why we take really seriously the music of mount & blade ii: bannerlord – and why we have tried to be as authentic as possible, asking a true medieval music band to compose and play music for the game. and it’s not a trivial task – it takes artistic talent, but also lots of research and hard work… but let’s leave that for them to explain in their own words in a special q&a!