I’m here with a new Symphonic Selections post. I almost went for another sad song this month, but I opted to choose a song that would help me relax. Several days ago, I found myself humming a song from Final Fantasy VII. It just popped in my head, and it’d been stuck ever since. I’m just glad it’s a song I enjoy and don’t mind hearing it over and over again. I can definitely listen to this and relax after a long day of work and such. Huzzah for relaxing video game tunes :D
This is the original version composed by Uemtasu Nobuo, and in the game, it was first played in a village called “Kalm”. The name of the town fits the mood of the song a lot. Just listening to this tune brings a soft smile on my face, and it just makes me want to slow down and take a deep breath. I could never live in a sleepy town all my life, but I wouldn’t mind a getaway to give my weary soul a break.
Here’s the piano version of the song. While the original version makes me sway on my feet as I imagine myself sitting on park bench, this one makes me think of going to a quiet upscale bar; there I’d be sipping on a cocktail while I listen to some pianist performing this song. Listening to this on the piano would wash away all my accumulated stress. This version comes off classier, while the original feels more free-spirited — in the end, I love both. Thank you, Uematsu-san, for composing this!
What do you think of this song? Do you like the original or the classical version better? What’s your favourite track from Final Fantasy VII? Let me know in the comments!