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You mustn’t veer too far. Take the hand before you and let it guide you; the light will follow.


This is a song from the soundtrack to the independent game TIE, with art and programming by developer Tony Nowak.

This particular song is the one associated with the fifth day in the game, and it is the fifth song that the player will hear while they are in control of the character. I am publishing the songs in order, but technically I started out of order with 'daily grind' on Saturday.

In the game, the player goes through the seven days of the week. They wake up, get on the bus, go to work and come back home. Each day is associated with a song that follows the progression of the internal struggle of the character as he attempts to cope with the drudgery of the daily grind.

Overall the tone of the game seems rather downhearted, but in my conceptualization of the soundtrack and the game itself I see a hopefulness to it. It is a 'leaving behind'. It builds an emotion that is characterized with an ever-present negativity and then lets that emotion die, thus enabling oneself to move on and forward into an open future.

If you would like to listen to the full soundtrack now, you can do so by going to this link:


Otherwise, I will be submitting the rest of the songs on NG throughout the next week, and you can listen to them on here. If you decide to download it, I would recommend getting the higher quality (much better sounding) version on bandcamp :)

- if you are thinking of using this anywhere else, I would ask that you please contact me first/beforehand.

*credits for 'stay close'
Written and mixed by Jeremy Romberg and Niko Romberg

Guitars by Niko Romberg
Vocals by Veronik Connan

> Niko Romberg's bandcamp

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Yusss this is amazing :D

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Thanks !

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Jun 6, 2014
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.