All the proceeds from the Country Roads cover will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Fallout 76’s announcement trailer came with a song which we already knew. It had always been a classic. But if you only came to know about the John Denver classic from Kingsmen 2, I won’t judge you. That is when Country Roads rose to prominence in our generation. The fact that Merlin sacrificed himself while singing the song made it even more powerful.
And when I heard the song in the announcement trailer, I couldn’t help but sing along.
And for all the fans out there, Bethesda is now putting up the Country Roads cover on iTunes for $1. All of the proceeds from the songs will go to Habitat for Humanity. Bethesda had announced this in a tweet a few days ago from their official Twitter handle. The song released on iTunes today, on 4th of July. Happy Independence Day America!
We're rebuilding America – and the world – for the better with @Habitat_Org! Starting July 4th, visit iTunes to get the #Fallout76 cover of "Country Roads” as heard in the announcement trailer. 100% of our proceeds will go to funding Habitat for Humanity! https://t.co/KlZ42DYcH9 pic.twitter.com/MrXNmfKmcd
— Bethesda (@bethesda) June 11, 2018
The listing on iTunes also revealed the creators the rendition belonged to. It is credited to Copilot Music + Sound, an advertising company based in New York. This is not the first time they have worked for Bethesda. They have worked on Wolfenstein and Fallout as well before.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit company which builds “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for the poor. They have helped address the issue of poverty housing all over the world. Since its inception in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes. This makes them the largest not-for-profit builder in the world. Their mission statement is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”.
And also if you think about it, all of this has one common theme: Home.
The song Country Roads is about the singer’s longing for his home in west Virginia. In Fallout 76, from what we can make of the trailer, we are supposed to help create a habitable settlement outside the Vault. And Habitat for Humanity’s main purpose is to build homes for those in need.