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Inferno is a Japanese pop rock song featured in the movie Promare. The song can be found in the official soundtrack for the film alongside a remix collection. Vocals were done by mpi & Benjamin while the instrumentals were composed by Hiroyuki Sawano[1][2].

On March 12th, 2020, a live performance was uploaded to Hiroyuki Sawano's official Youtube channel[3]. Furthermore, on January 18th, 2020, a live show named Live Inferno featured and referenced the song.

Appearances in Promare

Background

According to an interview with the website Natalie, Sawano wished for the vocals to have a stronger presence. Thus, he requested to have two singers instead of one. Benjamin and mpi were chosen specifically for their work on Kill la Kill. The duo collaborated on lyrics while Sawano focused on instrumentals. Sawano claims that he did not intend for the song to act as the movie's theme, making it as a sub theme instead. However, fellow staff members believed it to be so, with the themes encompassing the film's moreso than others, thus Inferno was decided as such[4].

The song's main focus is that of Galo's journey into becoming a firefighter and his heroic behavior. This is indicated by the singers referencing Galo's burning soul and various firefighter imagery. However, as the song acts as a duet and the words of "Trails of fire (...) lead me to you," this can be concluded to be referring to Lio with the song being about both parties.

Lyrics

English
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you
Though you can't see the sun,
A new day has begun
And I fall out of bed to a siren call
In the frame on the wall, see you in fire
You guys are smiling at me
And you inspire
Not good enough if I just let them get away
Not satisfied until I'm making them pay!
I'm a fool for adventure, you know?
Inside my heart, feeling the inferno!
Barely catching my breath
Lay my eyes on the crest
Gonna square up to all of the heat that is left
So I carry the torch, to inferno, inferno
It's out of the park, and I'm smiling again
Here we go
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
Say I don't understand
But I don't give a damn
Even told me that I wouldn't reach the top
But I follow my grandfathers' journey
I know I can be the man that I should be
I down a coffee, grab my axe and then I'm out
I got a rage inside that's making me shout
I get high on the fighting, you know?
Inside my heart, feeling the inferno!
Barely catching my breath
Lay my eyes on the crest
Gonna square up to all of the heat that is left
So I carry the torch, to inferno, inferno
It's out of the park, and I'm smiling again
Here we go
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you
All my life, been searching for
The place I lost, it's what I adore
And all my life, been hoping for
A happy life for me
Barely catching my breath
Lay my eyes on the crest
Gonna square up to all of the heat that is left
So I carry the torch, to inferno, inferno
It's out of the park, and I'm smiling again
Here we go
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I
Will be here for you
Wherever you go
Yeah, I know
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you
Trails of fire, you always knew
They would carry me home,
They'd lead me to you

Remixes

  • Inferno<MODv>
  • Inferno<MODv> (Instrumental)

Discography

Music Video

Inferno_Live_performance._(Vocal_Benjamin&mpi)

Inferno Live performance. (Vocal Benjamin&mpi)

Trivia

  • In the Redux theatrical release, a short singalong of the song was shown after the film's credits[5][note 1]

References

Sources

Notes

  1. A clean legal version has not been provided online. Only camrips are currently viewable. Due to the controversy regarding legality, they are unable to be linked to on this wiki.
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