Critical Role fan music compilation

kimabutch:

Unless you’ve spent hours trawling through YouTube in a desperate search for more Critical Role content, you may not be aware of the sheer amount of music that’s been inspired by the show. I’ve put together a list of my favourite CR fan music creators — some of them well-known, and some of them underviewed.

Colm McGuinness

You’ll recognize Welcome to Wildemount from the campaign 2 art reel, but his two other Critical Role-inspired songs, Trost and Ashkeeper, are both gorgeously atmospheric.

darling-gypsum

I have a special place in my heart for The List [spoilers c1e24-26], a song about what’s going through Percy’s head after the feast with the Briarwoods — because it’s what convinced me to watch campaign 1. Say [spoilers c1e77] is also a wonderful Kimallura duet.

The Cantata Pansophical

If you weren’t already aware that a group of amazing Critters rewrote the entirety of Hamilton to fit Vox Machina’s Chroma Conclave Arc, consider listening to Vox Machina: An Exandrian Musical immediately. Special shout-out also to their song In the Cobalt Soul, a cheesy monk training-montage song.

ShortOneGaming

willing [spoilers c1e44] a song from Vax’s perspective in the Sunken Tomb, and Hell and Back [spoilers c1e72], a Perc’ahlia song, both have the potential to leave me in a puddle of tears.

Aidan Chan

This composer has created a ton of orchestral Critical Role songs, including themes for every member of Vox Machina. Personal favourites include Sonata for Whitestone Castle (Percy’s Theme) and A New Kind of Hero (The Mighty Nein’s Theme).

Ian Fischer

I’m in love with his creepy and tender theme for one of my favourite c2 locations, The Blooming Grove [spoilers c2e28]. Also check out The Road to Zadash [c2e30].

Malirot

This pianist has written a handful of themes for c1 characters, including Wonder for Keyleth, The Tinkerer for Percy, and (my favourite!) an Anna Ripley theme. Her pieces are intricate and capture the characters perfectly.

Noah Pacheco

I’ve linked to this guy before because he’s created the only Critical Role lo-fi beats that I know of. My favourite might be Mask [spoilers c2e18], but honestly, they’re all pretty amazing.

Hollaback Nerds

It would be a goddamn travesty if I didn’t link the Mollymauk vs Caleb Ultimate Rap Battle [spoilers c2e26], right?

theRISEundaunted

This channel has inspiring and emotional musical themes for Yasha, Molly [spoilers c2e26], Fjord, and (personal favourite) Caleb. Again, they fit the characters absolutely beautifully and I’m kind of in love.

Edgar Allan Joe

Oh shit, another song about Vax that’s making me want to cry? Hell yeah. Premature Requiem [spoilers c1e103] is a heartbreaking song about how Vax’s choices affect those closest to him. The same artist wrote a sweet Thank You song to Vox Machina.

Captain Obvious

If you’re like me and love when important objects get their own soundtracks, check out this theme for the Beacon, A Fragment of Possibility, with a weird and sometimes disturbing techno ambience that’s entirely appropriate. The same creator has also written themes for Caleb and Fjord.

Gojimusic

Another composer working on themes for the Mighty Nein! My favourite of these is Fjord’s theme, Ballad of the Sea, which is the perfect accompaniment to his arc. Check out all the Ballads so far as well as the early versions of all the themes.

Ginny Di

I think Ginny is pretty well-known for her amazing Jester cosplay videos, some of which include her singing, but my favourite song of hers will probably always be her Ruby of the Sea song (even though she didn’t manage to work in “the best lay ever”).

There are a bunch of other artists whose stuff I love, but this post is long enough as it is! I hope you enjoy 🙂

Light Runs Out – FeatherWriter

tanoraqui:

featherwriter:

So every now and then you just feel the need to rewrite the lyrics to a song for your fandom and record it because reasons. So here, have a Shallan song.

Original Song: “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
Background Track: Cyberwave Karaoke
Lyrics and Cover: FeatherWriter

Lyrics

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ‘til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your ghost, your blade, your little knife.
I’ll be the long-shot bet that could take your life.
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
‘Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.

I’ll be doin’ this, if you have a doubt,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

There’s a murderer deep inside of me.
I’ve got Pattern on my shoulder, and my Memory.
But Father raised me good, Father raised me right.
Father never would have guessed his girl would fight.
Now I’m pushing down, all those screams and shouts.
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

Oh, we all want the same thing. 
Oh, we all lie for something.
Lie for home, for fate,  
For love, for hate,
For peace, for wealth,
For family, for self.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.

I got my mind made up, and I can’t let go.
I’m lying every second ’til it saves my soul.
(Ooh) I’ll be running, (Ooh) I’ll be running,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,
‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.

I’ll be your Light, your storm, your emerald broam,
I’ll be the knight, in training, guiding you home.
And we’ll feel alright, nothing feels alright,
‘Till I work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
And I’ll don the mask, and I’ll break it down,

‘Til the Light runs out, ’til the Light runs out.
‘Til the Light runs out.

I was listening to a random pop mix today and “Love Runs Out” came up, and literally my thought at the opening chords was, “wow, a real pop band covered a Stormlight Archive fansong?”