Angel Roche Jr. is a drummer, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer who loves to perform with his wife in the band LOONER. In his neighborhood near Los Angeles, he connected with a representative from Gearbox at a school event for his daughter, and soon found himself producing music to accompany the announcement trailers for their new game Remnant 2.
Remnant 2 dropped on July 25th and sold a million copies in 4 days. The announcement trailer Angel had worked on debuted @ the 2022 Game Awards to a live-stream audience of 103 million! There is a behind the scenes vid of that project available here.
The next trailer was his wife Zoë's idea. There's a dog in the game and she thought it would be funny if they did a trailer from the dog's point of view. Gearbox thought it was a cool idea also, and created a new trailer from the dog's pov, but had "I Will Follow You into the Dark" as the song (a popular song by Death Cab for Cutie which was a great fit but 'licensing fees were enormous.')
Angel was challenged to make something else work. He was inspired.