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Yötön Yö

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Hey NG :)


Here's my submission for this year's final of the NGADM. After spending a month from August-September in Finland, my desire to still be there became my motivation to write my first song in Finnish. The title, Yötön Yö, translates to 'nightless night'. My FL Studio, headphones and laptop were all collaborating to hinder my progress on this song, but it turned out nice enough.


Hope you enjoy it!


Lyrics:

Kuinka aika on

Kulunut näin?


Kuinka säteilevä

Maailmani muuttui


Ilman Toivoa

Tulin taivailta

Silti keskiyön aurinko otti minut vastaan


En nähnyt kuin pimeyttä

Ympärilläni

Loistava aurinko odotti minua


Tunsin tomua

Jalkojein alla

Kun vaelsin pitkin tuntemattomia maita


Aion luoda kohtaloni

Olla oma luojani


Erittäin hento

Auringonvalo

Katoaa ja totuus paljastuu

Menetin kaikki haaveeni pimennossa


Translation:


How has the time passed like this?

Oh how my radiant world has changed


Without hope, I descended from the skies

Only to be greeted by the midnight sun


I saw but darkness around me...

The shining sun was waiting for me


I felt dust beneath my feet

As I wandered along these unfamiliar lands


I will create my own destiny,

Be my own creator


Acutely fragile, the sunlight disappears

and the truth is revealed -

I lost all my dreams in the dark


(A huge thanks to Alex (LucidShadowDreamer), his sister Lotta and his mum for helping me out with the translations and the pronunciation... damn Finnish is a hard language to write in)

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Omg. What a beautiful ending.

This is so moving and beautiful. Finnish is a sexy language!!

etherealwinds responds:

Thank you - it really is!

First time I hear a finnish music, I really like it :)
The instruments are pretty good but your voice sounds amazing !

etherealwinds responds:

Hey! I'd definitely recommend listening to more Finnish music. The language is very beautiful! Thank you very much X3LL3N :)

Very nice! Glad to hear some Finnish in music here on newgrounds.

etherealwinds responds:

Sorry for the late reply and thanks so much <3

I like the organ at the beginning. The progression gets brighter as the intro moves along, and the percussion at 1:03 was a great touch. The mix is a bit quiet, but otherwise quite clear and crisp. Your lyrics are always so spiritual, Jordi. I commend you for taking on an immense challenge with the linguistic requirements here. ;) One instrumental choice that caught me off guard was the plinkish sound at 2:35 - is that from the organ too? Somehow it didn't quite fit the rich chordal atmosphere of the song in my mind. Excellent work with the sense of emotional height by around 3:35, though. This piece comes together very well, and I thought your choice of a rather melancholy final chord was strangely refreshing.

Sorry for not reviewing this sooner, and congratulations again on all your hard work over the course of the ADM! ^_^

etherealwinds responds:

Sorry I'm replying so late TL! Thanks so much for the review :) some really kind words!

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Uploaded
Sep 17, 2018
7:48 PM EDT
Genre
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File Info
Song
10.7 MB
4 min 40 sec

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