Final Fantasy XIII-2 theme song now up on iTunes

I’m a sucker for the sappy Final Fantasy theme songs. I’ve been hooked since Final Fantasy VIII’s “Eyes On Me.”

If you’re not allergic to female pop ballads with expensive string arrangements, Final Fantasy XIII-2 theme song “New World” by Charice makes for an enjoyable listen. The music alone conjures images of pink-purple soft focus cutscenes, wispy hair and longing glances — nice fit.

My dream in life? Dead serious about this, now. Don’t laugh. I want to write a pop ballad theme song for a game like this. I’m freakin’ overqualified for the job. I could do it better than anyone out there. Someone try me. I will make people cry with string tremolos, chimes, bells and piano tinkling. Serious.

Dale North