Aivi and Surasshu say:
The “boss battle” music for the mother centipeedle from Gem Glow. We had so much fun composing this! The song goes through 4 different phases, including our tribute to Cookie Cat!
Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Let Me Drive My Van (Into Your Heart)
Written and Composed by Rebecca Sugar
Performed by Tom Scharpling
Arranged by Aivi & Surasshu
Electric guitar by our Animation Director Nick DeMayo
This track was engineered and produced by jazz bassist John Leftwich! Thanks so much John!
Here is the demo for the Steven Universe Theme Song!
Arrangement by Jeff Liu, vocals and omnichord by Rebecca Sugar.
Here are the chords!
G, B7, C, Cm,
G, B7, C7, Cm,
Something’s starting today
Where did he go? Why you wanted to be?
Well you know, november has come
When it’s gone away.
Kid Cudi ft Mary J Blige - These Worries
"I’m tired of motherfuckers saying that they worry about me, when in fact they probably never gave a fuck about me"
The emotion picture (what Janelle calls her videos) for "Primetime" by Janelle Monae, featuring Miguel. This is great. It is incredibly creative and has that afrofuturist aesthetic and vibe that longtime fans of Janelle Monae are accustomed to.
Janelle and Miguel look incredibly glamourous though they are supposed to be portraying people from average means. It’s like their internal light in this emotion picture shines and they gleam with the anticipation of new love as “Cindi Mayweather” and “Joey Vice.” Her hair is GENIUS. And we see her in a skirt and heels so hopefully the gender police can give her a break. She looks great no matter what she wears. And she stuck to her usual palette of black and white with fiery red lipstick that perfectly compliments her face.
I’ve not been a fan of Miguel and when I hear his name, I do kinda think of when he accidentally booted that woman in the head at some award show, but he does well in this song. Their vocals are beautiful and meld together like two spirits finding a single home.
As “Cindi Mayweather” in this emotion picture, she works in a club and ends up leaving because she isn’t treated well. (I see the parallels in her own life as her parents are of working class means and she worked in working class jobs while trying to build her music career.) I really like that there are dancers (“show droids”) in this club because so many people want to shove Janelle, as an artist, into the respectability politics box (and then use her as a tool to insult other Black women, or claim that being "respectable" is feminist; nope) but even Janelle herself doesn’t want that. She questions this in "Q.U.E.E.N." if people really listen to that song and/or pay attention to the lyrics. Further, she tested out some of her songs in Atlanta strip clubs to see if the women would be able to dance to some of them. She wants everyone to experience her music, as she’s stated before.
What’s really nice in this emotion picture is the way the evening progresses that “Cindi Mayweather” and “Joey Vice” share. It’s sweet; kind. It feels effortless. Game-less. They’re tender with each other. Kinda beautiful.
I love the entire album of The Electric Lady. And while “Sally Ride” and “Q.U.E.E.N.” are probably my top 2 favorite songs, the entire album is so epic that it is ridiculous to even try to choose favorites. In fact, it depends on the day; some songs speak to me more on certain days and then others on others. And “Primetime” has a more classic R&B sound compared to her other songs that are so unique that most cannot classify them, but it’s a sweet song that speaks to the heart and she most certainly didn’t go “classic” for this emotion picture.
Kudos to Janelle, Miguel and everyone who worked on or are in this emotion picture. Entertainment-wise? Good. Conceptually? Good. Aesthetically? Good. Musically? Good.
Janelle Monae continues to amaze me with her inspiring vision and refreshing individuality and creativity.
Both artists look spectacularly gorgeous in this video but can we just talk about Miguel’s punk get-up because holy Thor almightyyyyy
I am PHYSICALLY ILL at the fact that the goddamn FINAL BOSS THEME isn’t in the GODDAMN SOUNDTRACK WHAT THE FLIP
while everyone is like
"wow look at all this neat licensed music on gta 5."
i’m over here like
"IS NO ONE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE FUCKING AMAZING ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED FOR THE GAME?”
its like they decided to take all the best 80s synth pop movie soundtrack music.
and make it about 100 times better.
Yo, my friends are in this sick band! They released this album a while and I realized I never shared this song! I like it a lot and so should you