*dramatic music plays* *slow-motion spin towards the camera* I’m baaaack I’m sorry for the horribly cheesy and unoriginal intro. 😅
Aaanayway, hi everyone! I’m back with my second IkeSen music parody~.
So, here’s how this song came to be: as some of you might have heard, Disney’s Descendants 2 recently premiered. A surprising amount of my friends got pulled into the Descendants hype, so being the curious cat that I am, I listened to some of the new movie’s songs (as well as some of the old movie’s tunes b/c I haven’t seen it yet.). I stumbled upon and quickly became obsessed with Uma’s (a.k.a. Ursula’s daughter) song “What’s My Name.”
In this powerful (and Rihanna-esque IMO) number, Uma basically hypes her crew up by singing about who the baddest villains are (I haven’t watched the movie yet, so my interpretation is probably a super-condensed summary of the song. :P). Following the same concept, I decided to make this Oda Nobunaga’s song: he hypes his crew up for battle by singing about whose clan is the best. Considering Nobunaga’s ambitious and powerful personality, I thought that this was the perfect song for him (I mean, I guess I could dedicate this to SLBP’s Nobu since he’s based on the same historical figure, but IDK his personality as well as IkeSen’s Nobu, so I wasn’t sure if the song would work for the former character. ((Plus I have yet to play SLBP. Sorry!)).).
A few notes:
I’m still a noob when it comes to editing the volume of the audio, which is why you can still hear the background vocals from the OG instrumental (However, they kind of helped for this music edit, unlike this parody where I had to basically fight the background vocals. 😅).
I tried my best to get into character and sound “tough” throughout the song since I frankly don’t have a “powerful” voice, so y’all are just gonna have to deal with my baby voice throughout this intense song (I will honestly forgive you guys if you laugh during the song, especially during my amateur attempts at voice acting. xD)
“It’s more of like a, like a, like a cry than, than singing at some points in the song, but it’s beautiful, I think. […] When you find yourself so passionate about something, you find it kind of, consuming you and, um, that to the point where it drives you a little crazy and sometimes you’re, like, freaking out and you’re like ‘What, why do I even do this?!’ type of thing and sometimes, like, all you wanna do is just beg for mercy but you can’t, because, you know, you just become so in love.” - Shawn Mendes on Mercy and its production