Horizons of Promise
Horizons of Promise
Artist: BEMANI Sound Team "SPIRITUAL RIDE"
Composition/Arrangement: Konami Amusement (Hiroshi Takeyasu)
Lyrics: Emi Evans
Genre: ALTANATIVE ROCK
Movie: F-FLY (overlays by BEMANI Designers "菌類")
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
With a heavy heart, I hear another tragic tale. Humans fail. Is there no end to this pain, as history repeats again. Try in vain. Yet hope is resilient, our dreams are rekindled, everyday a new life comes our way. A brighter existence awaits us the instant we decide, that we can make new beginnings. Now, let us reach out with hearts open wide And let's believe in our future. May we find a wiser way. Let our children awake to horizons of promise. Our time has come to make a change. We'll prove that there can be, A sweeter destiny. The path of brand new beginnings. May we find a wiser way Let's unite in fate for we shall rewind our story. Our chance, it's time to change the world. Our choice, it's time to heal the world.
Song Connections / Remixes
- Horizons of Promise is one of the ROOM 2 unlocks of beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE's HEROIC WORKOUT!! event. Its charts can be unlocked from January 23rd, 2020.
- Horizons of Promise marks Hiroshi Takeyasu's first beatmania IIDX appearance since Let the Snow Paint Me in beatmania IIDX 7th style, 18 years ago.
- It is also the first use of his SPIRITUAL RIDE alias since beatmania IIDX.
- According to Hiroshi Takeyasu, he was asked by L.E.D. to make a song similar to Prince on a star for beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage. However, time restraints resulted in the song being moved to HEROIC VERSE instead.
- ookami-boy appears in Horizons of Promise's video, in reference to the animations for Prince on a star in beatmania 5thMIX -Time to get down-.
- "ALTANATIVE ROCK" is likely a misspelling of "ALTERNATIVE ROCK", which is the genre of Prince on a star.
- Also, Horizons of Promise's overlays misspell "decide" as "dicide".
- Horizons of Promise was added to beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE on July 15th, 2020.
- Horizons of Promise is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020) as part of the beatmania IIDX INFINITAS Music Pack vol.20 (beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.20).
Song Production Information
BEMANI Sound Team "SPIRITUAL RIDE"
I was asked by L.E.D. to create a self-homage to the song "Prince on a star" from the original IIDX for Rootage.
It was the first time I created a song for IIDX in around 10 years.
I was working on it with great emotion, remembering those days and wondering if it would be accepted by today's players. However, due to various reasons, I was unable to finish it in time for Rootage!
Therefore, the timing of this homage was not perfect. But I hope that both those who know the original song and those who don't will enjoy it.
Video Production Information
BEMANI Designers "KINRUI"
One day in winter.
I opened my email and saw the words "Prince on a star" attached to it, along with some reference material and a familiar picture.
I couldn't believe my eyes, closed the email, and then opened it again.
"This is a sequel to 'Prince on a star'."
The letter said.
I felt like I had the name of a song I was emotionally attached to.
A reality. (Hye.)
When I was a student who didn't know anything about the future.
That was a song that I played a lot of times.
I loved the somewhat sad melody and the animation of the blue wolf boy.
To my precious memories and to the people who became my precious memories as well.
And to the friends with whom I will share these memories.
That's what I had in mind when I made this.
There are references to the original story in all of the animations, so please look for the branching differences as well! ☆彡
Difficulty & Notecounts
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|Notecounts / Charge Notes||-||476 / 0||765 / 4||1322 / 8||-||472 / 0||762 / 6||1366 / 6||-|
|beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE→Present||-||4||7||10||-||4||7||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||4||7||10||-||-||-||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020)||-||4||7||10||-||4||7||10||-|
|New Songs||27th style - THE F∀UST - Voo Doo Bamboleo - Rave Patroller|
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