Author Topic: Kingdom Hearts III theme "Don't Think Twice" / "Oath"

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Kingdom Hearts III theme "Don't Think Twice" / "Oath"
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:35:10 PM »
The theme song has been out for awhile. But with the E3 conference confirming the official release date of Jan29, 2019, I'm getting more and more psyched about KH3.

I gotta say, I am FALLING IN LOVE with Hikaru Utada's new theme song "Don't Think Twice" ("Oath" or "Chikai" in Japanese). With all the non-numbered KH games released, they've been getting by on remixes of "Hikari" / "Simple&Clean" and "Passion" / "Sanctuary" for a loooooooong time. Utada had been inactive in recording new music for awhile there. And it's rather fortuitous that she decided to get back to writing and recording new music just as KH3 is *finally* coming out.

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1o-Ew1fhH8
Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE4LmUUqNiQ

I think I prefer the English version so far ... which is strange, because I definitely prefer the Japanese versions on KH1 and KH2.

But, if KH3 follows tradition, the version we've been given here is the "slow" or "original' version that will be used during intense emotional moments and/or end credits. There may well be a pumped-up fast-tempo remix for the intro that we haven't seen yet. After all, the game's intro sequence probably won't be revealed for some time (though if they play it *at* E3 I will lose my mind).

What do you all think of the new KH3 theme song?

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Re: Kingdom Hearts III theme "Don't Think Twice" / "Oath"
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 08:28:39 PM »
I definitely like what I've heard of KH3's theme song. I liked "Sanctuary" too, but "Simple & Clean" to me sounds like a glorified porno movie theme or cleaning product commercial jingle.

I'm not much of the fan of the constant recycling of music in side games such as Union Cross, either, which is somewhat inexcusable since the movies of the worlds they have have tons of songs in them they could somehow remix.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 08:35:48 PM by Der Jermeister »

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Re: Kingdom Hearts III theme "Don't Think Twice" / "Oath"
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 07:03:45 PM »
As someone who loves Utada and thinks that Simple and Clean/Hikari are the 1a and 1b of greatest VG theme songs (w/ Passion #2), I thought the song was uh just OK. Which isn't a bad thing, just not my favorite songs that she's done. I'm glad she's back though.