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"Somnus"
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The title of this song, played during the trailer for FF Versus XIII, means 'sleep,' but there is nothing restful about the forceful vocals singing of coming war.

"Somnus" is the main theme of Final Fantasy XV.[1] It was composed by Yoko Shimomura and served as background music in the debut trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

"Somnus" opens with a somber piano melody, and its Latin lyrics are sung by Aundréa L. Hopkins.[2] The song is a bonus track on the album Drammatica: The Very Best Of Yoko Shimomura.

Lyrics Edit

Latin Edit

Deus dormit
Et liberi ignem faciunt
Numquam extinguunt
Ne expergisci possit
Omnia dividit
Tragedia coram
Amandum quae
Et nocte perpetua
In desperatione
Auroram videre potest
Mane tempus expergiscendi.

English translation Edit

God sleeps
And his children start a fire
Which they never extinguish
And he will never be able to awaken.
Every tragedy divides,
before our very eyes,
the things which ought be loved.
And in this endless night,
In desperation,
He can see the dawn
That will awake him in the next morning

Game appearances Edit

Final Fantasy XV Edit

XV An arrangement of "Somnus" featuring a solo violin plays on the title screens of Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, and Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV.

Parts of the theme play in the royal tomb when Noctis talks with Cor Leonis. The original version later plays as the background music for Insomnia.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

TFF "Somnus" is used in a downloadable Field Music Sequence. The background that appears during this FMS depicts a city similar in appearance to Insomnia. "Somnus" is the only downloadable piece not to be available in the iOS version or sequel.

Other appearances Edit

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Edit

An instrumental version of "Somnus" is played during the party celebrating the signing of the peace treaty between Lucis and Niflheim.

Etymology Edit

Somnus means "sleep" in Latin. It is also the name of the Roman personification of sleep, whose equivalent in Greek mythology is Hypnos.

Trivia Edit

  • The logo of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy XV is designed to represent a closed eye, referring to "Somnus."[3]

References Edit

  1. http://gematsu.com/2016/06/final-fantasy-xv-director-answers-16-fan-questions-e3-2016 QUOTE:
    Tabata: "Stand by Me" is now the official song, but "Somnus" is still in the game and used in a very important way.
  2. [1]
  3. http://gematsu.com/2010/08/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-all-the-details-so-far

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