The same twenty-six seconds of audio have been playing over and over and over again in my head for the better part of two weeks now. They’re the first thing they hear when I wake up, the last thing I hear when I fall asleep, and they play on a loop during my commute to and from work. Yet in spite of what sounds like a maddening scenario, I welcome this earworm with open arms because it puts the biggest smile on my face. Those twenty-six seconds are the run time of “We Are The Crystal Gems,” the main title theme for Cartoon Network’s
Created by Rebecca Sugar and named one of our favorite shows of 2016,
Sugar and her creative collaborators have written tons of original music for the show, and they pull off the seemingly impossible task of making each song catchier than the last. These are the kind of songs that will stay with you long after the episodes end, the kind that you’ll find yourself absentmindedly humming as you go about your day. And that’s part of the magic of
To take fans deeper inside the musical world of
While you can find bootlegs a-plenty of the event on YouTube, an official video version of our talk will be available through Cartoon Network down the line. As a fun, exclusive though, we have a few of the music videos featuring the newly remastered tracks which we watched during the listening party event.
Stronger Than You
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It’s Over, Isn’t It?
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