Music Analysis - Lit

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               Chief P

Rewinding the clock - impossible. Stopping time - wretched. Tocking to the present ticking of the clock - as blotching and bittersweet as it is; still, nothing compares to the first phlegmatic breeze of spring.

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Lit

BY

Kensuke Ushio

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Sanguinary Smiles

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Listlessly do the keys of the piano whistle. Gently do they melodiously caress our hearts, caught in the moment and lost in it's lullaby; our old friend's whisper soothes the aching semblance. A mild masquerade, a phlegmatic front that aims to decisive our ears - averting our attentions away from the blue puddle and instead wistfully onto the shards of light it reflects. It hurt to face reality and to admit the truths behind the mellow exterior. But it was what it was and there was no denying it. The serene notes of the piano were merely a thin sheet placed to cover our insecurities and fears. It wasn't hard to distinguish melancholy from solace yet our ego chooses to believe in the sweet lie rather than the bitter truth.

The slipping symphony of the keys, bring us back to Ishida and Shouko's willow conflicts. Ishida lived in a state of enervated paranoia; miserable it was, however it was way more convenient than trying to understand and absolve his mistakes. There's nothing worse than hope in the eyes of the sorrowful - it translates to more pain and that was the last thing the broken needed. So he took the easy way. Self-hate, doubts, regrets. Negativity was the easiest way to cope. The dark didn't burn as much as the light. So in a way, that harmonious road of depression and desperation, softened but slowly killed him...

Now here we have Shouko, she was the complete opposite of Ishida; unlike, the self-centered morrow, she walked the path of selfless agony. Yet despite the differences, these two were all too similar. Yes, Shouko chose to set aside her own feelings for everyone else's "comfort" but at the end of it all, it was still the "easy way " out. Instead of confronting her demons and her double-edged ideals, Shouko believed that keeping shut was the best option. Keeping shut... Avoiding conflicts... Avoiding the pain once again... However, there was no escaping what lies beyond and in time they were forced to admit and submit. The deep low note at the close, solidified their fate. But it didn't stop there, life was always on the move, no matter how much you try to slow it down, you can never stop the tick. Winsomely, the ascending keys lift their spirits and in one swift strike are we pulled into cognizance.

Liberating Tears

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A blast of Symphonia, a gush of melodious hues, a harmonic bullet to our dull hearts. The notes slithering down our spines, sending ecstatic vibes throughout our bodies, breathing life into our stagnancy. It was like no other - I couldn't simply put into words what I felt as I tasted the honeycomb nectar of the symphony. Music truly transcends all. This song didn't just narrate a story, it placed us into the shoes of these personas and made us feel the blooming emotions of the frail buds.

Surrounded by nothing but pure wonder, a purifying droplet catches our minds, enthralls our souls and paralyzes our bodies. A tranquilizing ballad by Terra. A quipping sonnet by Aqua. As we are carried further in by the gentle current, a resounding gong greets us at the arch with glad tidings - a ring that did not aim to deafen or stun but to absolve and wash away the wounds. The whole escapade was showered with magenta dreams; it was a confetti of sakura petals - a delightful whirlwind that enticed us with the frivolous notes of the cherry percussions. A sidereal rhythm of euphoria.

An eye opener? Oh no, this was deeper than that. The split-second Shouko decided to listen, the mili-second Ishida uncovered his ears to finally hear did their hearts burst open to the timeless harmony. Instead of the sinful burn they were expecting, a rhapsody of ecstacy wraps around them bringing them close to tears and on the verge of hysterics. It wasn't just a change of heart but a tremendous change of perspective as well for the couple. It unravelled the knots that tightly binded and tortured; relieving Ishida on a social level and Shouko on a spiritual level. And in a way, also us - the viewers - on an empathetic level. For those who have gone through what they have or for those who were this close to crossing the line of no return, this melody of liberation really struck a chord. It was almost like a big bear hug of comfort that tended to the throbbing wounds of the past. An astral note that enveloped their hesitancy, brushed off their worries and reassured their wishes of a bright tomorrow.

A Genial Touch

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As the pin drops, signifying the beginning of their next ripple, the piano sings a familiar tune; not the facade that tugged with guilt but the nostalgic sound of the thesly berceuse. A heart pumping waltz around the piano that seemed to beam up at the blue sky. The infinite horizon. The same sky that hovered over them on that day; the day Ishida knew, the day Shouko hoped, the day the two connected. A lovely, mellow, and white close to a poetic symphony.

I hope you enjoyed reading my insights on " Lit ". It was a powerful song that touched me with it's passion and overwhelming emotion. For my last blog for Chiefs, I wanted it to be special so here I am with one of my favorite OSTs from one of the my personal favorites. A movie that struck me for being so relatable and comforting. And an OST so special for being the first song to ever make me cry. Do check out A Silent Voice if you haven't, it's remarkable animation and breathless OST would capture you and keep you locked throughout this fantastic journey toward redemption. And a special thanks to R for the lovely TPL~

Thanks for reading and until next time, Ja mata ne~