Here's how each monthly feature will go: I'll have the title of the song, along with the song itself for you to enjoy. Underneath, I will describe what this song means to me and how it affects me, plus I'll add in any fun facts about the piece.
We're starting out this new year with a fitting song! From Final Fantasy XII, the symphonic poem "Hope"!
(¯`·-..· Symphonic Poem "Hope" ·..-·´¯)
Here we are featuring the condensed version. The full version (roughly 9 minutes long) is composed of 5 movements that reflect the journey the characters have experienced. The condensed version consists of movements 1, 2, and 5. This track always gives me goosebumps without fail, and is truly a beautiful and emotional composition.
How do you feel about this song? Do you like it? Did it have an effect on you? Leave a comment with your opinion on the song!
--RECENT NEWS IN FINAL FANTASY--
The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival held in December 2014 revealed some details of the upcoming features in the Heavensward expansion. A new race, the Au Ra -- with scales and horns as the main physical features -- will be available with the expansion; as well as new jobs: Astrologian (magic, healer/buffer), and Machinist (physical). It will also feature a new high-end raid with Alexander. Finally, with the release of this expansion, it seems that the theme-song "Answers" will be retired. Never fear because a new theme composed by Nobuo Uematsu will take its place as the new FFXIV theme.
Several new tracks are available for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in North America (via DLC) and will feature tracks from Bravely Default, Final Fantasy XIV, and Final Fantasy Type-0. Each track will cost 99¢.
Because of the coming Type-0 HD release for North America and Europe, composer Takeharu Ishimoto has remasted the soundtrack, added a new song, and even completed a re-translation for the opening theme.
As we always do, we'd like to introduce you to the newest members of our constantly growing group! Go give them a friendly "Hello!" and a big hug!
Which song would you like us to feature next month? There are over 1,000 songs to choose from! If you have a suggestion, leave a comment. We'd love to know what you want to see next month!
Previous songs featured:
"Dancing Mad", "Yuna's Dance (The Sending)", "The Prelude", "Ami", "The Price Of Freedom", "Kiss Me Good-Bye", "The Great Warrior", "Serah's Theme", "Auron's Theme", "Fisherman's Horizon", "Sudeki Da Ne", "Blinded By Light", "Zanarkand", "Aerith's Theme", "Matoya's Cave", "Wind Crest: The Three Trails", "The Last Surviving Wilderness", "Answers", "Maria and Draco", "Anxious Heart", "The Savior's Words ~Christmas in Nova Chrysalia~"