18 April 2024
Games Technology

Sephiroth’s Iconic Theme Tune Did Not Come Straightforward, Says FF7 Composer

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Sephiroth stares at the camera with his piercing emerald green eyes.

Screenshot: Sq. Enix / Kotaku

Like a wrestler coming into the octagon, Sephiroth’s menacingly iconic “One-Winged Angel” theme tune performs virtually any time he seems in a Closing Fantasy 7 scene. Simply mentioning the title seemingly conjures the monitor’s first few rhythmic thumps contemplating simply how legendary this tune is. Nevertheless, it wasn’t a straightforward quantity to place collectively, as composer Nobuo Uematsu stated writing the theme was “robust.”

Uematsu sat down with the Japanese YouTube channel NewsPicks on February 19 to talk about Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the most recent entry within the PlayStation-exclusive remake trilogy of Sq. Enix’s most recognizable Closing Fantasy sport. I” In keeping with a translation by Aitai Kuji CEO Audrey “aitaikimochi” Lamsam, Uematsu stated he had a tough time placing the villain’s motif collectively as a result of, in the identical manner that Sephiroth lives in Cloud’s head rent-free, he simply couldn’t cease eager about him.

“’One Winged Angel’ was a tune that I struggled with really,” Uematsu stated through Lamsam’s March 12 Twitter translation. “Each morning, I’d go to work and take into consideration Sephiroth and write one thing, about three or 4 musical phrases. After which I’d name it a day. After which I’d repeat it the subsequent day: go to the workplace within the morning, take into consideration Sephiroth your complete time, and write some extra music.”

This apparently went on for about two to 3 weeks, Uematsu stated, which is an efficient and unhealthy factor. It was good as a result of all this obsessing over Sephiroth gave him extra materials to work with, however all that abundance grew to become unwieldy, and he needed to “work out find out how to piece” every part collectively into one cohesive monitor. In the long run, Uematsu discovered the writing course of “actually robust” however “very enjoyable.” And that’s nice for everybody, as a result of Sephiroth is a “actually robust” however “very enjoyable” boss encounter, whether or not that’s in OG FF7, the Kingdom Hearts video games, or FF7 Remake. It’s like a shared battle between us who struggle Sephiroth and Uematsu preventing to make Sephiroth’s theme. He will get it. We’re one.

Uematsu lately advised the German publication Zeit Online that he doesn’t assume he has the “bodily and psychological power” to attain video games anymore. Although he isn’t achieved engaged on particular person songs, he doesn’t intend to create full-game soundtracks anymore. It’s a bummer, however contemplating his unspecified health issues, he’s gotta care for himself first.