Everything Is Fuckin Red (Underfell Atmosphere Playlist)
Dedicated to my own motherfuckin self because I really feel like I belong in that universe I’m an emo angsty fuck shhhh
Wicked Ones by Dorothy (trigger warning for some flashing parts of the video and gambling)
A great general atmosphere song for Underfell. Obviously the Edgy Mc Edge monsters would want to think of themselves as the most wicked and evil things out there.
Another amazing general atmosphere song for Underfell. What really sold me on adding it to this playlist was the emphasis on no mercy, murder and fear. Specifically the line, ‘Forgive me for my wrongs, I have just begun’. While asking for forgiveness, admission on willingness to continue the behaviour is also highlighted in the same breath. On one hand, monsters don’t want to be the way they are, on the other hand, this is their way of life and they will continue to live it.
This song is about the insanity of Underfell, the way it’s basically Undertale but shaped with grief, despair and hardship. It’s these emotions that eventually led it to develop into the environment it is, violent and harsh with an ‘every man for themselves’ ideal. It’s about how monsters are inherently good, but growing up in a broken environment like this forces all of them to conform to that mentality.
Basically just a great badass Harley-Davidson motorcycles vibe. Despite the fact that Underfell is violent and harsh, the fact that it is that way allows for a lot of chaotic freedom for fun. Underfell isn’t all killing and angst after all. Just imagine monster children vandalising everything, ringing doorbells and running off, stealing food from the market, getting into fist fights… Imagine our fav characters getting smashed at Grillby’s and basically creating chaotic fun.
At this point, monsters have accepted their way of life to be generally harsh and unforgiving. It’s become ingrained in themselves that the idea of changing never even really occurs to them as a solid thought. And yet, they still retain a small amount of hope for things to get better as they plead with Frisk. The word of “uphill” is ironic in the situation because it typically means ‘will get harder’ but in the sense of being buried Underground, going uphill is exactly what you want. This reflects that working towards a better future will be more difficult than continuing to wallow in despair. Focussing on the bridge, the stanza can be taken both ways as the monsters referring to themself as insane as well as them calling Frisk insane for trying to help them. Both is true simultaneously.
A great song that reflects the fight or die personality of the Underground. The song itself starts with sword clashing sound effects in the background. The tone and lyrics capture a sense of hopelessness at the situation as well as being trapped. You can imagine this as the beginning of the fall of the peaceful Underground, when the Dreemur children passed, when Asgore lost his competency for ruling and instead became obsessed with vengeance. Without a proper ruler, the system in the Underground collapsed to anarchy, rioting and violence, eventually developing into what it is today. Imagine this song as monsters’ opinions towards the fallen humans and their hostility towards the humans.
Imagine a personification of the Underground as an abusive lover. It used to be a good place to live, but then it changed and no one can do anything about it but continue to stay. A really nice addition to the music is that one of the percussion is literal chains.
Basically monsters’ opinion and stance on Frisk. They’re violent and just as merciless on them as they are to each other. After Frisk befriends them, they still maintain a harsh disposition with the opinion that they’re ‘too soft for this world’ and ‘will get killed’ therefore ‘need to be taught a lesson’ in order to change their view. But as we all know, Frisk is determined not to be broken down into one of them. Frisk is described as a homewrecker because they’re technically breaking down the very foundations of this society in order to help them. The story gets old because they keep dying, repeating the same things over and over again until they get things right. But when they succeed, they make a lasting impression, even if the monster represses it or refuses to acknowledge it. Again there’s the conflicting sense of despair and hope for freedom.
What the happy pacifist ending theme song for Underfell would sound like. The line that really sold me and made me laugh was “We’re the new face of failure, prettier and younger but not any better off”. I mean, that’s basically the AU isn’t it? Everything’s more fucked up but with a cool aesthetic.
The verses for the song is all about admitting bad coping mechs/habits/personality faults and generally all the things that’s fucked up about you and deciding to put it behind you to try be a better person. The chorus is about starting a new life with someone you love, and if that is not A* Underfell fanfic prep then I don’t know what is.
And slowly, monsters learn to try to be less of an asshole and hope properly again:
The best way to make it through
With hearts and wrists in tact
Is to realize two out of three ain’t bad, ain’t bad