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Persona 5 Music Tribute The Mementos Sessions Now Available

Artist Sean Schafianski celebrates fifth anniversary of the worldwide release of Persona 5 with live recorded tribute to Shoji Meguro's brilliant score
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

PHOENIX - APRIL 12, 2022 - Artist Sean Schafianski is thrilled to release The Mementos Sessions: Music from Persona 5. The album feature five tracks from Shoji Meguro's brilliant Persona 5 soundtrack performed live by a series of session players and vocalists. The arrangements are heavily inspired by 1970s funk and include a number of solos for extra variety and interest. Schafianski is no stranger to jazz arrangements, having created several albums dedicated to NieR, Breath of Fire, and more in the past. The Mementos Sessions: Music from Persona 5 is out now on digital stores and streaming platforms:
Fans will enjoy five key themes from Persona 5 including the battle theme, "Last Surprise," and the fan-favorite Tokyo nights theme, "Beneath the Mask." The full track list for The Mementos Sessions: Music from Persona 5 is as follows:
  1. Last Surprise (feat. Myranda Polk)
  2. No More What Ifs (feat. Claire Mulvaney)
  3. The Whims of Fate (feat. Maria Wirries)
  4. Price
  5. Beneath the Mask (feat. Claire Mulvaney)
"This project is in celebration of the five-year anniversary of Persona 5 and it honors the music of Shoji Meguro and the Atlus Sound Team," comments arranger Sean Schafianski. "I've loved every Persona game (and their soundtracks) since they were released in 1996, so this is also my way of giving back. I chose some of the most iconic tracks for this EP as well as a couple pieces that I think deserved some more attention. I tried to keep as true to the original material as possible while throwing in some of my own flair and sonic signature. It was such a privilege to work with so many talented artists from Berklee on this album. They pushed me creatively and contributed greatly to the parts that differ from the original compositions. This project really is a labor of love from a lot of people who put in tremendous work over the past year. I'm overjoyed to share it with everyone!"
Sean Schafianski is an award-winning videogame music producer, arranger, and classically trained saxophonist based in Phoenix, Arizona. He produces arrangement albums which have garnered praise and recognition within the videogame community. Sean has released over fifteen albums of remastered and remixed videogame music, covering an array of various title and genres. These albums have received accolades and nominations for awards as part of the Game Audio Network Guild and Video Game Music Online. When not working on music, he can be found on hiking trails and frequenting local craft breweries.

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Arranger Sean Schafianski is available for interview.

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Jayson Napolitano, Scarlet Moon Promotions

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