Tidal Rush

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Tidal Rush
Artist DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs. Marie
Vocals keity.pop
Mari Kikuma
Callie (in-game)
Marie (in-game)
Game Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Bomb Rush Blush
Squid Beatz 2
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Jukebox
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 17 (Squid Beatz 2)
27 (Splatune 2 Disc 2)
Genre Orchestral pop/drum and bass
BPM 177
Key signature C major
D major
Length 3:54 (Splatune 2)
Audio file

Tidal Rush is a song performed by DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs. Marie.

Description

Tidal Rush is an orchestral drum and bass mashup of both Squid Sisters solo songs, adding Tide Goes Out to DJ Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush. The production is the same as the Bomb Rush Blush remix, keeping the same tempo and drum break to ensure a seamless transition between tracks in-game. Tidal Rush is emotional and triumphant, however, reclaiming the harmonic consonance of its source material and contrasting with the dark dissonance of the previous track.

The remix begins with Marie singing the chorus of Tide Goes Out over a quiet string intro in the key of the original (A minor/C major), before the song crescendoes into a loud staccato chord and a modulation into D major (matching Bomb Rush Blush). Marie continues to sing the chorus of Tide Goes Out over a countermelody that consists of the chorus of Bomb Rush Blush played on piccolos. Afterward, both cousins sing the chorus of their respective songs simultaneously. A brass fanfare segues into an instrumental break, after which the two alternate lines from the verses of their respective songs before both of them again sing simultaneously, with the countermelody sampling Hero Mode - Onward!. Finally, Callie sings the end of Bomb Rush Blush's verse on her own, and Marie repeats the chorus of Tide Goes Out in a considerably more desperate-sounding tone before the track loops.

The song plays during Phase 3 of the final boss of Splatoon 2 and starts during the cutscene where Marie arrives to shoot Callie's Hypnoshades off. It plays throughout that portion of the fight, with the intro ending when the player regains control and stops playing during the cutscene at the beginning of Phase 4. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz 2 after hearing it in the final boss battle, with a maximum score of 235 and 402 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively. In Splatoon 3, the song can be heard in the jukebox as of Version 7.0.0 if the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass has been downloaded.

Other Versions

Tidal Rush (Splatune 2)

During the final boss battle, the drumbeat of the song is played on its own before Marie starts singing to help transition from Bomb Rush Blush. This beat is also added to the version used in Splatune 2 as Bomb Rush Blush plays before it.

Trivia

  • Unlike Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio feat. Callie), this track uses new recordings of both singers instead of reused vocal stems from the original tracks.
  • The listed performers of "DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs. Marie" is a reference to the Splatfest of the same name, which also pitted the two cousins against each other.
  • Tidal Rush and DJ Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush are the only songs by the Squid Sisters from Splatoon 2 that were never performed live.
  • Squid Beatz 2 counts one loop of Tidal Rush as lasting roughly 1:49, ending when the song returns to the chorus of Tide Goes Out. While the string and drum sections for this sequence remains the same, this second chorus uses unique vocals from Marie and slightly different mixing on the woodwinds, so a full loop of the song is closer to 2:11. This is reflected by its Splatune 2 runtime.

Etymology

Tidal Rush is a combination of the titles of the songs remixed, Tide Goes Out and Bomb Rush Blush.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボムラッシュの夜
Bomu Rasshu no Yoru
Night of Bomb Rush
South Korea Korean 봄 러쉬의 밤
bom reoswi-ui bam
Night of Bomb Rush