“Crossroads” was written well before the Britney Spears movie, lest any of you think there’s some kind of connection between the two.
There isn’t. I promise.
“Crossroads” has been the character theme of several unfinished game characters. Generally, it seems to embody a secondary party member who – in typical fashion – has something to prove but not necessarily the means to prove it. Using what was, for a time, my trademark mix of instruments (gotta love the ol’ charang), this is another harmonically simple piece with a simple but catchy melody. I firmly believe that the best “theme” songs are actually thematic in nature…something often lost in modern video game and film scores. Theme songs should have a recognizable “theme”, i.e. something that you could sit down and plink out on a piano and know right away what it was from.
I’d like to think that “Crossroads” has such a theme. Something simple, something memorable.