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* [[https://twitter.com/surasshu/status/1080608527754747905 The music at the Ball]] in "Together Alone", consisting of heavily-disorted, lyricless singing and synth, and uses endless circle-of-fifth movement and extended resolutions to sound never-ending and alien. Combined with the dancing of gear-like Gems, it perfectly fits the oppressive society of the Gem empire.

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* [[https://twitter.com/surasshu/status/1080608527754747905 The music at the Ball]] in "Together Alone", consisting of heavily-disorted, heavily-distorted, lyricless singing and synth, and uses endless circle-of-fifth movement and extended resolutions to sound never-ending and alien. Combined with the dancing of gear-like Gems, it perfectly fits the oppressive society of the Gem empire.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knCfLIPx3B0 "That Distant Shore"]] from "Can't Go Back" gives us our first ever Lapis song, a short but heartwrenchingly beautiful number encapsulating how much her desire to live in peace with her newly found family is at odds with her past trauma and fear, which make her doubt it could ever be possible.
* Pearl's Oath, the music composed for "A Single Pale Rose", when [[spoiler:Steven discovers the truth that his mother, Rose Quartz, and Pink Diamond, were both one and the same person]], really hammers the point home that [[spoiler:this is an event of finality; Pink Diamond, in spirit, will die, replaced by her alter-ego, Rose Quartz.]] What makes it even more poignant is that [[spoiler:Pearl's memory at that point does not follow Pink Diamond, nor Pearl herself (in the false shape-shifted form of Rose Quartz), out of the palanquin, to the point where they perform the deed of faking her shattering, as if to hammer in the gravity of Pink Diamond's fate further.]] If it weren't for the fact that there is more story to the series, one could confuse this episode with a series finale. It's THAT heartbreaking, relieving, and final at the same time.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27D74wuw20M "Ruby Rider']] from "The Question" is a country song sung by Ruby, where she talks about life on the frontier, and how she no longer needs Sapphire [[spoiler:(though it eventually turns out not to be the case)]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knCfLIPx3B0 com/watch?v=wX8RI83GU4Y "That Distant Shore"]] from "Can't Go Back" gives us our first ever Lapis song, a short but heartwrenchingly beautiful number encapsulating how much her desire to live in peace with her newly found family is at odds with her past trauma and fear, which make her doubt it could ever be possible.
* Pearl's Oath, [[https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-no-one-can-know No One Can Know]], the music composed for "A Single Pale Rose", when [[spoiler:Steven discovers the truth that his mother, Rose Quartz, and Pink Diamond, were both one and the same person]], really hammers the point home that [[spoiler:this is an event of finality; Pink Diamond, in spirit, will die, replaced by her alter-ego, Rose Quartz.]] What makes it even more poignant is that [[spoiler:Pearl's memory at that point does not follow Pink Diamond, nor Pearl herself (in the false shape-shifted form of Rose Quartz), out of the palanquin, to the point where they perform the deed of faking her shattering, as if to hammer in the gravity of Pink Diamond's fate further.]] If it weren't for the fact that there is more story to the series, one could confuse this episode with a series finale. It's THAT heartbreaking, relieving, and final at the same time.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27D74wuw20M com/watch?v=uvN6m2oeQSI "Ruby Rider']] from "The Question" is a country song sung by Ruby, where she talks about life on the frontier, and how she no longer needs Sapphire [[spoiler:(though it eventually turns out not to be the case)]].



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cQGcyMgwM 'Familiar']], from the episode of the same name, is a beautiful, slow song about Steven realizing [[spoiler: how Pink Diamond's relationship with the other Diamonds [[NotSoDifferent was the same as his relationship with the Crystal Gems back on Season 1]] and how he can use everything he has learned since then to help the grieving Diamonds.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cQGcyMgwM com/watch?v=JCXllbPV2HU 'Familiar']], from the episode of the same name, is a beautiful, slow song about Steven realizing [[spoiler: how Pink Diamond's relationship with the other Diamonds [[NotSoDifferent was the same as his relationship with the Crystal Gems back on Season 1]] and how he can use everything he has learned since then to help the grieving Diamonds.]]



* After over a year after being shown off by Rebecca Sugar herself, the song "Escapism" finally debuts in the eponymous episode with a lovely trio between Steven, Connie, and Stevonnie.
* "Change Your Mind", the song sung by Steven at the end of the episode of the same name, is a short but beautiful song about [[BeYourself self-love and the desire to be accepted by others]], perfectly placed after Steven had [[spoiler:the bad experience of confronting [[TheCorrupter White]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Diamond]]]]. Rebecca Sugar wrote the song for herself [[RealitySubtext after being faced with similar issues]].

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* After over a year after being shown off by Rebecca Sugar herself, the song "Escapism" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqv9BW6XwYE "Escapism"]] finally debuts in the eponymous episode with a lovely trio between Steven, Connie, and Stevonnie.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-o2vmlCOM "Change Your Mind", Mind"]], the song sung by Steven at the end of the episode of the same name, is a short but beautiful song about [[BeYourself self-love and the desire to be accepted by others]], perfectly placed after Steven had [[spoiler:the bad experience of confronting [[TheCorrupter White]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Diamond]]]]. Rebecca Sugar wrote the song for herself [[RealitySubtext after being faced with similar issues]].


* "Reunited" introduces the longest ''Steven Universe'' song to date: [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KYYMgR0thFA "For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)".]] It is a very sweet song mostly sung by Steven (with most of the others joining in near the end) about not worrying about the past or future and to just look forward to the wedding. It has a very Broadway/Disney-esque feel to it, and is one of Zach Callison's best songs, especially with his amazing vocal range and holding the final note of the song for '''nearly ten seconds.'''

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* "Reunited" introduces the longest ''Steven Universe'' song to date: [[https://m.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYYMgR0thFA "For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)".]] It is a very sweet song mostly sung by Steven (with most of the others joining in near the end) about not worrying about the past or future and to just look forward to the wedding. It has a very Broadway/Disney-esque feel to it, and is one of Zach Callison's best songs, especially with his amazing vocal range and holding the final note of the song for '''nearly ten seconds.'''


* "Reunited" introduces the longest ''Steven Universe'' song to date: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZosLeL8Cw "For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)".]] It is a very sweet song mostly sung by Steven (with most of the others joining in near the end) about not worrying about the past or future and to just look forward to the wedding. It has a very Broadway/Disney-esque feel to it, and is one of Zach Callison's best songs, especially with his amazing vocal range and holding the final note of the song for '''nearly ten seconds.'''

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* "Reunited" introduces the longest ''Steven Universe'' song to date: [[https://www.[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZosLeL8Cw com/watch?v=KYYMgR0thFA "For Just One Day Let's Only Think About (Love)".]] It is a very sweet song mostly sung by Steven (with most of the others joining in near the end) about not worrying about the past or future and to just look forward to the wedding. It has a very Broadway/Disney-esque feel to it, and is one of Zach Callison's best songs, especially with his amazing vocal range and holding the final note of the song for '''nearly ten seconds.'''


* Pearl's Oath, the music composed for "A Single Pale Rose", when [[spoiler:Steven discovers the truth that his mother Rose Quartz, and Pink Diamond, were both one and the same person]], really hammers the point home that [[spoiler:this is an event of finality; Pink Diamond, in-spirit, will die, replaced by her alter-ego, Rose Quartz.]] What makes it even more poignant is that [[spoiler:Pearl's memory at that point does not follow Pink Diamond, nor Pearl herself (in the false shape-shifted form of Rose Quartz), out of the palanquin, to the point where they perform the deed of faking her shattering, as if to hammer the gravity of Pink Diamond's fate further.]] If it weren't for the fact that there is more story to the series, one could confuse this episode with a series finale. It's THAT heartbreaking, relieving, and final at the same time.

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* Pearl's Oath, the music composed for "A Single Pale Rose", when [[spoiler:Steven discovers the truth that his mother mother, Rose Quartz, and Pink Diamond, were both one and the same person]], really hammers the point home that [[spoiler:this is an event of finality; Pink Diamond, in-spirit, in spirit, will die, replaced by her alter-ego, Rose Quartz.]] What makes it even more poignant is that [[spoiler:Pearl's memory at that point does not follow Pink Diamond, nor Pearl herself (in the false shape-shifted form of Rose Quartz), out of the palanquin, to the point where they perform the deed of faking her shattering, as if to hammer in the gravity of Pink Diamond's fate further.]] If it weren't for the fact that there is more story to the series, one could confuse this episode with a series finale. It's THAT heartbreaking, relieving, and final at the same time.


** The show's second opening sequence includes a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiejQyVI-F8 remix of "We are the Crystal Gems"]] with added synth, drum & bass and an electric guitar riff. Possibly to match the show's increasing emotional complexity and stakes, the finished effect feels more dark and intense but also hints at the growing strength and bonding of the characters.
** And now, we have an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-_9eBRaZo extended version]] that completes the theme. Adding back in Steven's pilot rendition, there's an added bridge wherein Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, and Steven declare their purpose for fighting for Earth, finishing with a slightly faster reprise of the second opening theme.
** [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 the version]] that played on "Change Your Mind". It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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** * The show's second opening sequence includes a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiejQyVI-F8 remix of "We are the Crystal Gems"]] with added synth, drum & bass and an electric guitar riff. Possibly to match the show's increasing emotional complexity and stakes, the finished effect feels more dark and intense but also hints at the growing strength and bonding of the characters.
** * And now, we have an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-_9eBRaZo extended version]] that completes the theme. Adding back in Steven's pilot rendition, there's an added bridge wherein Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, and Steven declare their purpose for fighting for Earth, finishing with a slightly faster reprise of the second opening theme.
** * [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 the version]] that played on "Change Your Mind". It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.


* The show's second opening sequence includes a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiejQyVI-F8 remix of "We are the Crystal Gems"]] with added synth, drum & bass and an electric guitar riff. Possibly to match the show's increasing emotional complexity and stakes, the finished effect feels more dark and intense but also hints at the growing strength and bonding of the characters.
* And now, we have an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-_9eBRaZo extended version]] that completes the theme. Adding back in Steven's pilot rendition, there's an added bridge wherein Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, and Steven declare their purpose for fighting for Earth, finishing with a slightly faster reprise of the second opening theme.
* [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 the version]] that played on "Change Your Mind". It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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* ** The show's second opening sequence includes a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiejQyVI-F8 remix of "We are the Crystal Gems"]] with added synth, drum & bass and an electric guitar riff. Possibly to match the show's increasing emotional complexity and stakes, the finished effect feels more dark and intense but also hints at the growing strength and bonding of the characters.
* ** And now, we have an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-_9eBRaZo extended version]] that completes the theme. Adding back in Steven's pilot rendition, there's an added bridge wherein Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, and Steven declare their purpose for fighting for Earth, finishing with a slightly faster reprise of the second opening theme.
* ** [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 the version]] that played on "Change Your Mind". It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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* [[https://twitter.com/surasshu/status/1080608527754747905 The music at the Ball]] in "Together Alone", consisting of heavily-disorted, lyricless singing and synth, and uses endless circle-of-fifth movement and extended resolutions to sound never-ending and alien. Combined with the dancing of gear-like Gems, it perfectly fits the oppressive society of the Gem empire.


* "Change Your Mind", the song sung by Steven at the end of the episode of the same name, is a short but beautiful song about [[BeYourself self-love and the desire to be accepted by others]], perfectly placed after Steven had [[spoiler:the bad experience of confronting [[TheCorrupter White]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Diamond]]]]. Rebecca Sugar appearantly wrote the song for herself [[RealitySubtext after being faced with similar issues]].

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* "Change Your Mind", the song sung by Steven at the end of the episode of the same name, is a short but beautiful song about [[BeYourself self-love and the desire to be accepted by others]], perfectly placed after Steven had [[spoiler:the bad experience of confronting [[TheCorrupter White]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Diamond]]]]. Rebecca Sugar appearantly wrote the song for herself [[RealitySubtext after being faced with similar issues]].

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* "Change Your Mind", the song sung by Steven at the end of the episode of the same name, is a short but beautiful song about [[BeYourself self-love and the desire to be accepted by others]], perfectly placed after Steven had [[spoiler:the bad experience of confronting [[TheCorrupter White]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent Diamond]]]]. Rebecca Sugar appearantly wrote the song for herself [[RealitySubtext after being faced with similar issues]].


* [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 The version]] that played on Change Your Mind. It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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* [[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 The the version]] that played on Change "Change Your Mind.Mind". It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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*[[UpToEleven And NOW]], we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1mVMCjMe4 The version]] that played on Change Your Mind. It's less powerful in the sense of less instruments and having a warmer tune, but [[spoiler: considering it comes for an EarnYourHappyEnding moment after saving all the Corrupted Gems and finally making friends with White Diamond,]] it works just as well as the others.

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* After over a year after being shown off by Rebecca Sugar herself, the song "Escapism" finally debuts in the eponymous episode with a lovely trio between Steven, Connie, and Stevonnie.


* The credits theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHbhX4vL6Pc Love Like You]], as well as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS38ywgJ24w lyrical version]] played after the season finale. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ej9JYZJf0 complete version]] is a beautiful love song in its own right, regardless of which character it represents, though the lyrics suggest a degree of self-hatred by the singer.
** Later seasons go back to an instrumental, more spatial theme... which eventually builds up back into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWiAtXg9-3c a gorgeous reprise of ''Love Like You'', chorus included]].

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* The credits theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHbhX4vL6Pc Love Like You]], as well as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS38ywgJ24w lyrical version]] played after the season finale. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ej9JYZJf0 complete version]] is a beautiful love song in its own right, regardless of which character it represents, though the lyrics suggest a degree of self-hatred by the singer.
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singer. Later seasons go back to an instrumental, more spatial theme... which eventually builds up back into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWiAtXg9-3c a gorgeous reprise of ''Love "Love Like You'', You", chorus included]].

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** Later seasons go back to an instrumental, more spatial theme... which eventually builds up back into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWiAtXg9-3c a gorgeous reprise of ''Love Like You'', chorus included]].

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