The Ballad of Star Butterfly
  • The Ballad of Star Butterfly
  • Brian H. Kim & Patrick Stump
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Face the Music

From Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Face the Music.


I was fortunate enough to get involved really early in the process for this musical number, and I wrote the first pass of the song to the episode’s black-and-white storyboards. @arythusa and @amelia-lorenz, who boarded this two-parter and wrote all the lyrics to the songs, are endless fountains of creativity. 

Lessons learned about Patrick Stump: 1) he is very, very funny; 2) he is a freaking pro in the studio. Before we recorded each chunk of the song, he would listen to my temp vocal and then slowly pace around the live room and work everything out in his head, make a few tweaks so that the melody would best suit his voice, run those changes by us, and then we’d be off. 

And then later, I brought in my good friend Michael Kohl (who has a particularly wonderful YouTube channel with his band Extra Lives) to re-record the guitar parts and add some sick solo lines.

This whole process, from top to bottom, has been my favorite of my whole SVTFOE experience thus far, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

today in overthinking star wars—in the galaxy far far away, how did evolution happen? 

Where did sentient life start? Single origin seems unlikely given the diversity of species, so…multiple planets? Which ones? What regions? And unless life started independently on every planet (which, tbh, seems unlikely, since there’s a limited number of sentient species) who emigrated/colonized what from where?

I mean, even if we just restrict it to humans, all the human have to come from some kind of single ancestral gene pool, which means there’s one world humans are native species and then literally all the other worlds where they’re not. So…where did they come from? Or is it so far back in the murky past that no one remembers a time when humans weren’t reproducing like mayflies and setting themselves up as the rulers of uninhabited moons.

is…this one of the things space academics fight over during their conferences


Ludo's Not Home / Toffee vs. Moon
  • Ludo's Not Home / Toffee vs. Moon
  • Brian H. Kim
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Starcrushed

From Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Starcrushed.

Big stuff going down. (Spoilers.) Bodies being taken over, bodies being knocked unconscious, bodies crumbling to ash. Swords. Speed lines. The whole shebang.

Lots of Toffee’s theme sprinkled throughout, and then a shift to Moon’s theme (which we introduced back in “Game of Flags” and then fleshed out a bit more in “Face the Music”), and then super tragic to close it out.