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Darling Kanaya

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Tags: Kanaya

By Toby Fox ( Bandcamp , Twitter , External (toby.fangamer.com) ).
Cover art by vorpos ( Tumblr ).
Released 3/14/2011.
Art released 10/25/2017.
Duration: 2:07.

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Piano score by Dudemaster47

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MIDI by IronInvoker47 (piano)
MIDI by Unknown

Artist commentary:

Toby Fox:

(Kanaya Walkabout)

I didn't call it "Kanaya's Theme" because I didn't think that it was stylish enough for her. I originally wrote it as the theme just for walking around her house, but I think it turned out to fit her really well as a character despite my own doubts.

Like Terezi's theme, "Darling Kanaya" isn't a remix of her Alternia track (Virgin Orb), but it contains some similar stuff. There are heavily vibrato'd strings... wavering, luscious 7th chords... melodic piano... lots of arpeggios... and a general uplifting feeling of satisfying, calm emotion. She is one of the very few characters in Hivebent that I would categorize as "sane" by human standards, and thus actually one of my favorite trolls. And despite the semi-low quality of the instrumentation, this is one of my favorite tracks by myself.

It's all kind of ghostly and heartfelt, like a sad look out the window with a romance novel in your lap, and then a knowing, welcoming smile. I think that makes sense considering she's an undead vampire now! Or not.

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