Smeared Canvas is an energetic pop song. The song starts with an instrumental intro, then a verse sung by both Shiver and Frye. This first verse samples the melody of Treasure Obtained. The second verse is two solo parts, first by Frye, followed by Shiver. The first verse is then repeated. Afterwards, a bridge is played featuring Frye's vocals before looping back to the intro.
This song is played during two missions in Alterna Space Center of the Return of the Mammalians single player campaign in Splatoon 3, first during The Spirit Lifter: Steerage, then immediately followed by The Spirit Lifter: First Class. Although the song is played continuously throughout these two missions, different percussion instruments are used between them, with the transition to the different instrumental happening after the player lands onto the latter mission.
Like in many other missions, when the player has been spotted by enemies, an additional percussion track is layered on top of the music.
In Splatune 3, the track contains two loops of the version played in The Spirit Lifter: Steerage, then switches to the version played in The Spirit Lifter: First Class. The music starts fading out near the end of the second loop, but stops to maintains the volume when switching to the First Class version, then resumes fading out about 30 seconds later.
Samples and interpolations
- Main article: Treasure Obtained
The vocals use the same melody as the start of Treasure Obtained.
Smeared Canvas Lyrics (Kana version)
ディ ヘティカ ニュタリンデ
ラ カン ニュディラ タイワァベンニ
はい な るぴら まかんぴ
Smeared Canvas Lyrics (Romanized version)
Di hetika nyutarinde
Ra kan nyudira taiwaabenni
Hai na rupira makanpi
Smeared Canvas (Live)
During Bankalive Gou at Nintendo Live 2024, an extended version of Smeared Canvas is used. In this version the percussion line follows the version used in The Spirit Lifter: Steerage.
- Before the release of Version 3.0.0, this song was listed as "?" on Deep Cut's page on the Splatoon Base website.
Names in other languages
tenmei hanten rōrinsuton
|Reversed Fate Rolling Stone