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Mar 26, 2016 | 8:02 PM EDT
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This track was written for an indie game in progress, called Song of the Firefly, and was first promoted at Comic Con in London back in October 2015. This Easter, I decided to officially end my Newgrounds fast with the release of this track.

The song was inspired by my fiancé's love for space exploration and astronomy. He often got e-mails from NASA because he was that interested in what was new. But not only did we read books and material about space; we went stargazing together on a number of occasions.

For this song, I imagined two people very special to each other, going out on a clear night and stargazing. At the same time, I pictured people in the International Space Station or thereabouts looking at the earth rising.

The series Apollo 13 / From The Earth to the Moon inspired this in part as well, owing to its scenes of the space exploration programme in the 1960s.

Cover art, lyrics, sequencing and vocals by yours truly. I don't recall just how many vocal layers went into this, but I'm quite pleased with the work that went into it. Thanks be to God, whose hand brought about this piece.

EDIT: Nightfall got a play on BBC Radio Lancashire on the night of 26 March 2016!!

EDIT: It got its second play on Radio Lancashire on 2 April 2016. I'm actually surprised that this song got broadcast twice... Deo gratias. <3


Night falls
The moon is rising
Night falls
The stars are shining
I see the planets glowing
Come with me, let's go stargazing

Night falls
The moon is rising
Night falls
The stars are shining
Can't you see?
It's so breath-taking
Come with me, let's go stargazing

Can you see the footprints marked by those who walked upon the moon?
(Can you see the stars?)
Can you see the bright lights shining from a million miles away?
Can you see the dusty medals buried on the surface of the moon?
(Can you see our dreams?)
Can you feel the excitement?
Can you see our dreams flying high above us every night?

[Night falls
The earth is rising
Night falls
I can't believe it!
Everything seems small from up here
So come with me, let's go stargazing]

Night falls
No words are spoken
Night falls
Our breaths are silent
See the distant rings of Saturn?
Come with me, let's go stargazing



Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is divine
such a great composition and arrangement
big ups

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you! ^_^


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Magic in the air! <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Are you freaking kidding me right now?

Damn, I think I just fell in love with you. This is almost too good for Newgrounds lol.

Troisnyx responds:

I think I would love to share it anyway. <3 Even if I can't make it downloadable. Well, I guess if BBC Radio played it, it's got to be something, no?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this! The vocals are so relaxing and nice. Amazing! :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This would have been a good song to play for my young kindergarten class when they were learning about space, not that I'm saying this song is elementary.

I really enjoy the happy spirit of this song. I find it quite uplifting and the chosen synths gives it a young, vibrant vibe. You mentioned this got a radio spot. How did that happen?

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Troisnyx responds:

Thank you <3

Here in Britain, lesser-known and indie artists have a system to try for radio plays called BBC Introducing. All the regional BBC stations, as well as the first three major ones (BBC Radio One, Two and Three) take part in this.

It's an online system whereby, like anyone submitting their songs for a gig, you show at least a small body of work. The presenter for your region of origin listens to every single last track submitted via the Introducing page, and sifts through them in order to decide which ones will be played for the Introducing show. The regional stations play the Introducing show between 20:00 and 22:00 on Saturdays. You'll be informed via e-mail when it is listened to, and if it is broadcast.

If the track is exceptionally good, it could even be listened to by the presenters from BBC Radio One, Two and Three, and perhaps even broadcast on some of their shows. I haven't gotten as far as being broadcast by them -- but I have been listened by Radio Three a few times before.

Incidentally, Sean McGinty, the presenter for the Introducing show on BBC Radio Lancashire, is also familiar with Soundskills, a studio run by Lancashire County Council where I go to record live stuff on Mondays. Whatever happens from this point is anyone's guess -- but it's fun to know that I have a second link of sorts to McGinty's show.