Happy 2017! To kick things off, I wrote a lazy, hazy tribute to the venerable Persona 4.
My November was rough, and I disappeared into the game to clear my mind. I think the narrative’s focus on inner turmoil, how we present ourselves to the world, and empathy really spoke to what I was going through, and I became very attached to the universe. Grateful, even. I wanted to make those feelings permanent and named this song for the tiny town it takes place in: Inaba.
Truthfully, I’ve been anxious about this track; I feel a little naked without my usual aesthetic, but I wanted to grow in different directions and embrace momentum over perfection. While you won’t hear direct references, you might find allusions to the story if you listen (and look) carefully.