Love is in the air. Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us, as the party stores give out bunches of balloons, the florists work tirelessly on bouquets of flowers, the candy stores hand out boxes of sweets, and the restaurants become booked with reservations. While you’re waiting for your order to arrive or your table to be available, how about sharing an earbud with your significant other and listening to this recent episode.

The theme is love, so we’ll be listening to several tracks and their remakes and discuss some background. A classic JRPG, a 2.5 fighting duel, and another JRPG with dating are on stage to express their affections and show how much they really care about your feelings. I mean, can’t you just feel the music tug your heart strings and resonate in harmony? I know I do…

Track List

“Theme of Love” (Final Fantasy IV [Final Fantasy II, US release]) – composed by Nobuo Uematsu

“Theme of Love (FFIV)” – composed by Nobuo Uematsu, performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arnie Roth

“The Disaster of Passion” (Guilty Gear -STRIVE) – composed by Daisuke Ishawatari, sung by AISHA

“The Disaster of Passion Bossa Nova Cover” – remixed and performed by AkitoBass

“Love” (Sakura Wars [Shin Sakura Wars, Japan release) – composed by Kohei Tanaka

“Love Theme Shin Sakura Wars OST – Piano Arrangement” – arranged by Broken F Key


YouTube playlist