It’s a busy time of year. School is ending which means finals, end of year projects, and graduation plans for a lot of people. Others are getting everything squared away for summer vacation. Regardless of what you’re up to, it’s always good to take a moment and relax. This week we’ve picked a couple of songs that we hope will make the stress melt away.

Amanda’s pick

Normally when I think of relaxing video game songs, I usually pick something from a water level. But water levels tend to be pretty frustrating. Spending time outside in the sunshine, maybe doing some shopping, or having a picnic with your friends and family sounds way more chill than navigating the Water Temple or dodging Octoroks. So this week, I’ve picked a vocal remix of Kakariko Village by supershigi. Every time I listen to this version, I can feel all of my stress disappear.

Morgan’s Pick

“Ballad of the Goddess” is one of the most beautiful pieces to ever grace the Zelda series. When I think of pieces of music that are relaxing, I think of a gentle piano melody that allows me to lose myself in thought. This cover of “Ballad of the Goddess/Zelda’s Lullaby” by Sam Yung is a gorgeous piano arrangement of “Ballad of the Goddess” intertwined with “Zelda’s Lullaby”, and allows me to close my eyes and put all my worries to bed. And isn’t that the point in relaxing?

  • Satan

    Yay! Laura Shigihara rules!

  • Ryan Haney

    2 nice picks. I feel better, already.

  • CEObrainz

    Both are really great, but this time I prefer Morgan’s pick. The harmony in the first though….was superb, I usually don’t like vocal cappella all that much, but this was hard not to like let alone love…..the second song was amazing because, as noted in the article, you could really close your eyes and listen to it.

    At the end of the day, both win….they were great performances either way.

    • Morgan

      that was our aim!!! (:

  • Chí Thọ Nguyễn

    I like Amanda’s pick!

    Both are really great

    sam ngoc linh

  • Morgan

    They’re both excellent. I finally listened to Amanda’s pick, lol. I tried to find something with Lyrics to Ballad of the Goddess but they would just loop it, not actually play the full piece. I like it when two melodies intertwine, so having Zelda’s theme and Ballad of the Goddess contrasting against one another I felt was just an amazing musical moment.

    • Amanda

      Each week, I like to wait until Monday morning to listen to the one you (or whoever isn’t me) pick so I’ll be surprised, haha!

      • Morgan

        I like the job we do; the music always compliments eachother nicely.

  • Diwa de Leon

    Good picks! I love Laura’s music.

    Hopefully you could feature and review this 30minute Zelda medley too in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMU4Fz15GZg

    • Morgan

      Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll take it into consideration! (:

  • Susan

    They’re both excellent
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