Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi: Yuna’s Ballad

This song is used in Final Fantasy X-2, a game I have but have never finished.
It’s possible that I’ve heard it play in the game but I’ve no recollection so I don’t know when it is used. That said, I know parts of the overall plot beyond what I’ve played and some of that came into this bit of writing, which is less about the song itself but certainly inspired by the song. As such I’m not entirely sure if this is a good descriptor of what was happening with the sound and the flow, but I think that this works as a piece of short writing, or it would if I did a bit of editing.

Noriko Matsueda (松枝 賀子) and Takahito Eguchi’s (江口 貴勅) “Yuna’s Ballad” (“ユウナのバラード”) is from Final Fantasy X-2‘s soundtrack, Final Fantasy X-2 Original Soundtrack.

I hope you enjoy.

Expectation weighs heavily as does sadness and indecision. In this moment perhaps we feel small. Perhaps we want to feel big, but we feel small. In this moment, as piano plays slow and with some space we find our resolve to step forward and not be held back by burden, but perhaps to leave it behind. we stand firm in our conviction as the drama is pulled out from each note and each pause.

Perhaps it is like fleeting memories that we don’t want to let go of. They rush on by and we can only pick out so many at any given time, and that fragility holds an importance and we don’t want to let it all fade away. We don’t want to see repetition of loss and sadness and misery, and we know that it doesn’t have to be the same so we reject the ideas put forward and we choose to strive for something better, and the keys hold that bit of hope and rejection and conviction. They hold that fragility as the weight is understood and walked away from, and the keys fade out as the song ends.

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