Anarchy Rainbow

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Anarchy Splatcast (Splatfest)
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Artist Deep Cut
Game Splatoon 3
Genre Mixed
Audio file

Anarchy Rainbow
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Performer Deep Cut
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in Splatoon 3 Splatsville (only after Halftime Report during Splatfest)
Vocals Shiver (in-game)
Frye (in-game)
Big Man (in-game)
Length 1:32
BPM 130
Genre Mixed
Key signature C♯ Minor
Audio file

Anarchy Rainbow is a song performed by Deep Cut.

Description

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 solo version of Anarchy Rainbow; in the second half, the three floats combine to form one big stage, where Deep Cut performs the full song together. Shiver and Frye's solos each use their own verse of Anarchy Rainbow as well as a unique verse where the other's would be, while Big Man's solo consists mostly of held bass notes. Each solo also features a unique instrumental track featuring instruments associated with the singer. At most two of the three solos can be heard at any given time in-game, synchronizing with each other perfectly. The chorus is not sung in the solo version.

Remixes and covers

Live version

A live mix of Anarchy Rainbow debuted during the Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022, consisting of a medley of all four variants of the song. This mix starts with the full version of Anarchy Rainbow before transitioning into three loops of the solo version, using Shiver, Frye and Big Man's instrumentation and lyrics in that order; unlike the in-game version, Shiver and Frye harmonize with Big Man during his solo. After Big Man's solo, Deep Cut closes the song together with one more chorus.

Anarchy Splatcast (Splatfest)

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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 song featured in broadcasts hosted by Off the Hook during Splatoon 2's Splatfests, which was a similarly stripped-back instrumental version of Color Pulse, the song performed live in the plaza area.

Quotes

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[1]

Trivia

  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[2] Big Man also refused to let Shiver or Frye provide vocals for the demo, doing them himself instead.

Etymology

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 that Splatsville is brightly lit up with signs, lanterns and display screens, much like City of Color and Color Pulse.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 蛮殻ミックスモダン
Ban kara mikkusumodan
Splatsville Mixed Modern
South Korea Korean Anarchy Rainbow Same as English

References