Microsoft and Lena Raine release Minecraft's 'the Nether Update' official soundtrack on Spotify

Minecraft Nether Update Java Image
Minecraft Nether Update Java Image (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Nether Update while dramatically alter the Hell-like Nether in Minecraft.
  • It's coming out on June 23, 2020, after months of development and changes.
  • Coinciding with the official release of the Nether Update, Microsoft is releasing its soundtrack on Spotify.
  • The official soundtrack is composed by Lena Raine, and is comprised of five tracks totalling just over 20 minutes of music.

We were already well aware that composer Lena Raine was working on new music for Mojang Studios for the Nether Update, and the tracks we've heard are breathtakingly beautiful, and gave parts of the Nether a much heavier, dynamic atmosphere than before. Coinciding with the newly annouced release date for the Nether Update on Minecraft, coming June 23, 2020, Microsoft and Mojang Studios have brought Lena Raine's music to Spotify.

The official soundtrack isn't terribly long, but it's still five songs and a little over 20 minutes of gorgeous music available for your listening pleasure. You can find the official soundtrack on Spotify here, but of course the music will also be featured in the Nether Update releasing next week. Video game soundtracks are often underappreciated, so it's nice to see Microsoft bring this one to Spotify. Hopefully this continues in the future with other games featuring powerful soundtracks.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.