Hello and welcome back to P-Vock's Music Box. Friends, I am sad. After February gave me a ton of announcements and updates for video games that made me endlessly happy, I got some unsurprising but still depressing news. The newest entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise has unfortunately been delayed into next year (if it's even done by then).
I have definitely been responding to this news accordingly by wailing into a cycle of unending depression at this unfathomably horrific development. Woe is me. No one understands my sheer sorrow. Luckily, there is a piece of music from this same franchise that perfectly captures my feelings.
There are some pieces of video game music that are completely emblematic of a mood or idea amongst those who play games. People think of this idea in this context and just have to think of that tune. I think Midna's Lament from Twilight Princess is the tune that many think of when they think of sad video game music and for good reason. This shit slaps. I really have nothing else to say about this track.
After hearing that, I'm kind of in a Twilight Princess mood. So how's about I move from that incredibly somber track and give you some good old-fashioned emotional whiplash?
How the hell does a high fantasy video game series in which you play as an elf in a sleeping cap create the greatest piece of Western music ever composed??
I don't know the answer to this question, but I am not complaining. This track plays as you assault a desert village full of goblins (or bokoblins as they are called in this universe because of course they are), and I think that's all you context you need to just understand it.
Alright, let's wrap this stuff up before I waste too much of your time. While the news was not ideal, I understand it completely and am more than willing to wait if that means we will be given another Zelda game I truly love. I hope your weekend is as amazing as these tunes, and more akin to "bombarding a village" than it is to "carrying a small girl in your back trying to get her to safety while she is literally dying." I'll see you back here next time with another suggestion from my music box. Stay Brutal!
PS, I love this series too much to not dorp a cover of Midna's Lament, so here you go.