"Mori no Kokoro" (which means "heart of the forest") has a very special place in my heart. It was something I imagined from the very beginning of Rakuen's development: I wanted all 5 Runebearers (the people the Boy helps throughout the game) to have individual songs that represent their personal stories... and I wanted all 5 parts to merge together to create a final 5-part harmony that would make up the song you need to perform in order to wake Morizora and get your wish at the end of the game.
Creating this was a challenge for me, as the lyrics and melodies not only had to properly represent each character, but they also had to merge seamlessly (in terms of melody, lyrics, and feel) into the final song and arrangement.
from Rakuen Official Soundtrack,
released May 10, 2017
Composed, Written by Laura Shigihara
Vocals by Laura Shigihara, Andy Hull, Dale North
Mixed by Rekcahdam
I have listened to this album probably like a million times now. It's my go-to music for when I'm working. The compositions are lovely and they remind me of how much I love Fleuret Blanc's story. Laura Shigihara