SONG OF THE WEEK: Persona 4 – Pursuing My True Self

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Song of the Week is a weekly feature where we show off the best of video game music. From the sweeping orchestra music of Nobuo Uematsu to the more somber tunes of Yoko Shimomura, prepare to have your ears delighted every week.

Considering a Persona 5 countdown appeared last week, it makes perfect sense for me to showcase an awesome tune from the Persona series.

This week I’m highlighting a Persona 4 song called “Pursuing My True Self”. This piece is the first thing players will hear when they boot up the game. It plays over a short montage introducing the various characters and themes of the game. I’ve attached the version from the opening cutscene, so you can see how it all plays out.

I’m a big fan of the music in the Persona series. The games themselves are quite dark, but also modern and youthful. The music frequently hits those beats with it’s various tracks featuring jazz, rap and Japanese-pop.

If you still need more beats, then check out the Persona 5 reveal trailer below. Atlus revealed an instrumental version of the opening theme for the game in the trailer, as well a sneak-peak of the opening cinematic: