Game music of the day: Persona 4

GR's ongoing tribute to the beloved world of videogame music

Game: Persona 4

Song: Pursuing My True Self

Composer: Shihoko Hirata


Above: Pursuing My True Self from Persona 4

No your eyes don%26rsquo;t deceive you, we have done Persona 4 once already as the Game Music of the Day, but that one covered the catchy and always welcome Battle Music. Today%26rsquo;s on the other hand covers the equally catchy intro song Pursuing My True Self, which explains via phat beats a game about Japanese teens going to other dimensions during a busy year of school work.

There%26rsquo;s a lot to love about this peppy intro tune. The piano and trumpet start are counter to what you normally expect from J-pop, and that%26rsquo;s followed by a rap done in English. You may need a lyric sheet to keep up with what%26rsquo;s being sung, but it%26rsquo;s all very central to the theme of Persona 4. It mentions being %26ldquo;trapped in a maze of relationships%26rdquo; and %26ldquo;the sea of the unconscious,%26rdquo; which fits with a game about leveling up by making connections with your classmates and going through dungeons that represent the minds of confused teens.

It%26rsquo;s a perfect start to a lovely game, but you can only really appreciate the short but sweet song watching the very well animated, very yellow opening video that we leave you with. Sayonara!

Dec 15, 2010


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