Song Exploder: Jeremy Zuckerman - The Legend of Korra
March 2, 2015 1:25 PM - Subscribe

In 2005, Nickelodeon premiered an animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender, about a young boy and his friends who have to keep peace and balance in the world. It combined fantasy and martial arts, and ran for four seasons, won an Emmy and a Peabody, and in 2012, spawned a sequel called The Legend of Korra. This time, the story was about a girl, Korra, a teenager, and just as the characters were older and the world they inhabited was older, the themes of the show matured as well. In December 2014, after 4 seasons of its own, the series and franchise aired its finale. It made headlines for the final shot of the very last scene, where Korra and her female companion Asami come together as a couple, romantically. Composer Jeremy Zuckerman used a mix of Chinese and western instruments for the series. In this episode, he deconstructs the music he wrote, reflects on the significance of that scene, and also what it felt like to close the curtain on a franchise he'd been working on over the course of twelve years of his life.
posted by Potomac Avenue (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Yeah, I still get weepy at this freaking piece of music.

Add in Jeremy talking about all the things he wanted to bring into this track, and shut up, I'm not crying, you're crying.
posted by Katemonkey at 1:49 PM on March 2, 2015

I have not even ever watched Legend of Korra and just THINKING about this episode of Song Exploder makes me tear up.
posted by brainwane at 12:46 PM on July 9, 2015

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