Witch Queen Launch Trailer Song: Who is the artist?

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The music for The Witch Queen’s launch trailer has struck a chord with Destiny 2 players. / Photo courtesy of Bungie

The Witch Queen launch trailer caused a stir when Bungie released it last week, and that sensation came in large part because of the song playing throughout the preview’s short duration. Gamers immediately responded to this licensed song and expressed curiosity about its origins. Bungie’s trailer didn’t provide an answer, leaving those players in the cold.

Luckily, the trailer’s music isn’t a secret. Here’s what you need to know about the song, including who made it and where you can find it for yourself.

The Witch Queen launch trailer uses Phantogram’s song “Cruel World,” a song that appeared on the band’s 2016 album “Three.” The song is available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Napster for those who want to listen to it without purchase, but it can also be purchased through the iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon Music, and the Phantogram website. There, you can also buy a physical CD if that upsets you.

Phantogram is an American duo made up of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. They describe their music as “street beat, psych pop”. They have released a total of four albums, four EPs and 10 singles.


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