Anarchy Rainbow is an energetic song drawing inspiration from Japanese odori and Brazilian samba music. The song starts with Shiver singing a verse, followed by Big Man speaking to bridge over to Frye's verse, which is sung in a style resembling traditional Indian music. After Frye's verse, the whole band sings the chorus together, after which the track loops.
The brass in the chorus has the leitmotif of Calamari Inkantation; while the notes played are not the same, the intervals between the notes and the overall contour of the melody are very similar.
During Splatfests in Splatoon 3, Deep Cut performs this song in Splatsville. In the first half of a Splatfest, each member of the band stands atop their own float that moves around Splatsville as they sing and dance to their own version of Anarchy Poisons; in the second half, the three floats combine to form one big stage, where Deep Cut performs Anarchy Rainbow together. Shiver and Frye's versions of Anarchy Poisons each use their own verse of Anarchy Rainbow as well as a unique verse where the other's would be, while Big Man's version has a similar samba beat and trumpets. Anarchy Rainbow also plays in the subway train the player rides after completing the tutorial.
Anarchy Rainbow Lyrics (Kana version)
ニュラ ニャンディ アンダ マピンディ
ヤ〜 ラ ヤ〜 ララヤ〜ラ〜 ヤラ！
Anarchy Rainbow Lyrics (Romanized version)
Nyura nyandi anda mapindi
Yaa ra yaa rarayaaraa yara!
Remixes and covers
During the Zombie vs. Skeleton vs. Ghost Splatfest, a remixed version of the song is used that matches the Halloween theme of said Splatfest. This version includes organs and synthesizers, as well as a few new lines from Shiver and Frye. They can also be heard laughing during the final verse. Some of the notes in the song are in major key.
A live mix of Anarchy Rainbow debuted during the Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022, consisting of a medley of Anarchy Rainbow and all three variants of Anarchy Poisons. This mix starts with the full version of Anarchy Rainbow before transitioning into Shiver's Anarchy Poisons (Bird Mix), Frye's Anarchy Poisons (Snake Mix), and Big Man's Anarchy Poisons (Boar Mix), in that order. Unlike the in-game version, Shiver and Frye harmonize with Big Man during Boar Mix. After that, Deep Cut closes the song together with one more chorus.
Anarchy Splatcast (Splatfest)
During Splatfests, the Anarchy Splatcast theme's intro is intact, but the main song is replaced with a stripped-back version of Anarchy Rainbow that lacks all vocals and most instruments. This usage of a simpler version of a Splatfest song echoes the Inkopolis News songs featured in broadcasts hosted by the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook during Splatfests in previous games, which were stripped-back instrumental versions of City of Color and Color Pulse, the songs performed live in the plaza area.
During the Friends vs. Family vs. Solo Splatfest, a version of Anarchy Rainbow with holiday-themed instrumentation, including sleigh bells, is heard. All members of Deep Cut also have some new lines near the end of the chorus.
|No need to twist our tentacles for us to do a deep dive on Deep Cut! It seems the trio will ride around on a float during Splatfests... and they've also written the Splatfest theme song "Anarchy Rainbow"! Check it out!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
The music video for Anarchy Rainbow was released on 10 August 2022, initially as a part of Splatoon 3 Direct.
- Frye came up with the idea for Anarchy Rainbow while eating okonomiyaki, a type of savory pancake. It gave her the idea of "stacking" different types of music together.
- The demo for Anarchy Rainbow took 6 weeks to make. While they were working on the song, Shiver sent Big Man "back to the drawing board" seven times. Big Man also refused to let Shiver or Frye provide vocals for the demo, doing them himself instead.
Anarchy refers to the chaotic nature of Splatsville and Splatoon 3 as a whole. Rainbow refers to how the song draws inspiration and has instruments from several different cultures and also refers to the fact that Splatsville is brightly lit up with signs, lanterns, and display screens, much like City of Color and Color Pulse.
Names in other languages
Ban kara mikkusumodan
|Bankara Mixed Modern
|Same as English
|Anarchy Splatcast (Splatfest)