Listen to Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s new opening theme

A new Final Fantasy XIV expansion means a new theme song for the game, and while we’ve had the new theme teased before, you can finally listen to the whole thing just below. As with the previous two themes, the song “Revolutions” was written by Nobuo Uematsu and sung by Susan Calloway; unlike the previous songs, however, this is not a mournful dirge or a lament. No, this is a call to action, to stand up and fight for liberation against a powerful enemy.

Of course, the accompanying video does include some scenes that one might construe as spoilers; if you want to avoid any visual hints of the expansion, you should probably put it on play and then switch to another tab. (The song itself has vague hints about the story, but don’t they all?) Stormblood releases for the PC and PlayStation 4 on June 20th, for those who have forgotten.

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GoJammit

Meh. The original ARR song blows this away.

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Loopy

Hmm.. i have to admit that i found the theme to be a bit dull and repetitive. I won’t compare it to the previous themes, since i do believe that each should be able to stand on its own, and not necessarily mirror what the one before did. However, i do find this one to probably be the weakest of the 3.

Dantos
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Dantos

This one didnt do as much for me as Dragonsong, but I think they were going for more of a march type theme, to go with the more military focus of the expansion.

velimirius
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velimirius

Dragonsong was way better and more epic, this one bored me…

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Rumm

I don’t love it. It doesn’t seem to fit the eastern theme that they’ve been going for with the rest of the expansion (or what we’ve seen of it thus far).

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Anthony

They are not going for an eastern theme, they are going for a freedom, liberation and rebellion theme, that’s what yoshi p said in one of the fan fests.

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Rumm

freedom, liberation, and rebellion aren’t visual/artistic themes.

This song, in my opinion, isn’t really cohesive with the art that we’ve seen up to this point.

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Tizmah
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Tizmah

Freedom, Liberation, and Rebellion are not artistic themes? Did you even look at the paintings in your US history book in school?

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bereman99

Dragonsong doesn’t match the aesthetic or art of Ishgard.

Answers doesn’t match the art of ARR.

It’s the lyrics that are important along with the tone. The previous two were mournful songs, one about facing great tragedy and the other about repeating a cycle of hate and violence (and canonically it’s Hydaelyn singing and with Dragonsong it’s her not understanding the perpetuation of the cycle of violence).

This one is a call to revolution and liberty but also a warning not to be so caught up in it that you lose sight (one of the lyrics literally warns against being blinded by justice) of grace and mercy and that there are people on the other side of the conflict.

From everything we’ve seen so far, this absolutely matches what we are getting in the expansion.

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Vincent Clark

It’s a bit limited to think that the main theme song of the expansion should mirror the visual/artistic themes we’ve seen so far–especially since not every aspect of the expansion has an “eastern theme”. It’s always been about the story with Final Fantasy, not the aesthetics.

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TomTurtle

Beautiful, stirring song. I love it.

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