Hide and Sleek

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Hide and Sleek
Artist Deep Cut
Vocals Anna Sato
Laura Yokozawa
Shiver (in-game)
Frye (in-game)
Big Man (in-game, live version only)
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Rocket 02 Alterna Space Center Hangar
Rocket 03 Alterna Space Center Lift
Jukebox
Album Splatune 3
Track list no. 10 (Splatune 3 Disc 3)
29 (1st Deep Cut Concert, Splatune 3 Disc 4)
Genre Pop
Electronic
BPM 135
Key signature D minor
Length 1:34 (loop)
3:29 (live version)
Audio file

Hide and Sleek is a song performed by Deep Cut.

Description

Hide and Sleek is an energetic pop song. It starts with an instrumental intro, in which Shiver sings several notes near the end of it, immediately followed by her performing a verse. After that, a short instrumental riff plays, with Frye signing a few notes before transitioning to Frye doing a rap verse. Following the rap is the chorus, which is performed together by Shiver and Frye. The chorus opens with part of the melody of the Mission Complete! (Alterna) fanfare. Afterwards, a bridge including instrumental and Shiver's vocals is used to transition back to the beginning of the intro for a new loop.

This song plays during two of the missions in Alterna Space Center. Like in many other missions, when the player has been spotted by enemies, an additional percussion track is layered on top of the music.

Lyrics

The booklet included with Splatune 3 gives the official lyrics for Hide and Sleek. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana and katakana simply give the pronunciation.

Hide and Sleek Lyrics (Kana version)

いゆ にゅらいばれ
まゆりんぬ ハレイヤレ
はよ にかんがれ
あしまな ヤレイホヤ

かんぬ しゅるりめし
みだんはら ヨレイヤレ
そいてって うたむなれ
ばらみっと カィムセイヤ

メイハイデレスン バラディカ
ニヘラ ダラリキレンディン アルケリチャヘラ
ティレディケ リデンニン
アトカ ギナンパラデイ ウェジテカラ

ゾネインディン ヤンバチャ
チュカリ ヘンディケヤパティ カララバンチュベリ
ボントキャラハン デュケシナ
ユペリ ウタンマカラヤァ ヘテリナ


エスペロパソ エンクェント パソ
オウ デュラノ ド テュマレ コンへセラ
デボパソ エラド セラティ アンドゥパサ

★くりかえし

Hide and Sleek Lyrics (Romanized version)

Iyu nyuraibare
Mayurinnu hareiyare
Hayo nikangare
Ashimana yareihoya

Kannu shururimeshi
Midanhara yoreiyare
Soitette utamunare
Baramitto kaimuseiya

Meihaideresun baradika
Nihera dararikirendin arukerichahera
Tiredike ridennin
Atoka ginanparadei wejitekara

Zoneindin yanbacha
Chukari hendikeyapati kararabanchuberi
Bontokyarahan dyukeshina
Yuperi utanmakarayaa heterina


Esperopaso enkwento paso
Ou dyurano do tyumare konhesera
Debopaso erado serati andupasa

★Repeat

Other versions

Hide and Sleek (Live)

During the Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022, an extended version of the song structured like J-pop music is performed. The audio mixing of this live performance emphasizes the bass guitar much more prominently than the in-game version. It starts out roughly the same in the first loop, except for two vocal notes added to the beginning of the intro. Afterwards, instead of looping back to the intro at the end of the bridge, it jumps to Frye's rap verse and continues normally to the chorus a second time. During this chorus, Big Man joins Shiver and Frye in the vocals. This is followed by a bridge consisting of a new 8-bar instrumental riff, then two repeats of the instrumental riff before the rap section. The song then goes back to the chorus again with Big Man's vocals included, then once more but transposed up by half a semitone to E-flat minor. It then finishes with a proper ending based on the instrumental intro transposed to E-flat minor.

A similar version is used in the Splatoon 3 Live Concert featuring Deep Cut at Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO, with some changes to the harmonization and instrumentation.

Trivia

  • The Japanese name of this song was first revealed on-screen during the Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022.
    • Similarly, its English name was first revealed on the Splatoon Base website, shortly before the official English translation of the Deep Cut Concert at Nintendo Live 2022.
  • This is the only brand-new Return of the Mammalians song (excluding music reused or remixed from previous games) to have its official name confirmed before more song names were revealed through the jukebox.
  • Similarly to Fly Octo Fly, this song remixes level completion jingles.

Etymology

Hide and Sleek is a pun on the children's game "hide-and-seek". Sleek is an adjective describing something to have a smooth, shiny surface.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 疾風怒涛カチコンドル
Shippūdotō Kachikondoru
Raid Under Sturm und Drang
疾風怒涛 expression borrowed from the German "Sturm und Drang", typically translated as "storm and stress".
カチコンドル comes from カチコミ, a yakuza slang term for "raid".
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