The Seed 【GMV】

A teaser-length GMV using footage from Fumito Ueda’s ‘The Last Guardian’ and music from Aurora’s ‘The Seed’.

While her song is a commentary on the need to be responsible with the world’s resources, the seed’s hunger ties well with ‘Guardian’s flashback sequence. First of all, it is where the Trico beasts’ relationship to humans is revealed, a role which the Japanese title of the game “Toriko, the Great Man-Eating Eagle” refers to. Additionally, as the seed asks to be fed truth and prayer, it takes a bolt of lightning to release the mind of the Trico from the influence of a dominating power.

The song’s imagery of industry failing and waters becoming poisoned mirrors the disrepair of the valley in which the game takes place. The system installed in that land is abusive of those inhabitants who remain, and the resulting decay of collapsing of bridges and temples is inescapable. By the game’s conclusion, the removal of the controlling presence from the valley allows the inhabitants to resume healthy lives and the surrounding villages to live in peace.

Fun Fact: In those brief shots where the boy is visible, you might be able to catch the clothes he is wearing. Long-time fans of Ueda’s works will notice that they are not his own clothes but Ico’s costume from Ueda’s first title ‘ICO’.

LYRICS
Feed me sunlight, feed me air
Feed me truth and feed me prayer
Feed me sunlight, feed me air
Feed me truth and feed me prayer

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
When industry has fallen and the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money, oh no

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
When industry has fallen and the rivers are poisoned
You cannot eat money, oh no
Oh no

Feat. music: “The Seed.” by AURORA. The Orchard Music, Glassnote Records, UMG, Kobalt (AWAL Digital Limited). Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC. Footage from the 2016, PS4 release of The Last Guardian by genDESIGN and Sony’s Japan Studio.

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