Memories of You

by zw buckley

Busy Streets 01:33
I'm in a cage I'm out of touch The time goes by And no one noticed That I was here That I'm alive They're out of touch They're out of focus But this moonlight The busy streets Just you and I And everybody We're all here We're all alive And that's enough And it's not hopeless
How did it ever get this far Tell me, babe, where I got this scar The only thing I carry with me is memories of you The sun will rise in tribute to you The moon and stars will sing about you And I will be here waiting with my memories of you
Pavement 03:12
Downtown 02:18
No matter where you go No matter what you face I'm with you
Spicy! 02:41
Just Relax 03:04
Sundown 02:44
Quiz! 03:17
After School 02:51


Memories of You is a love letter to the Persona series. On August 14, 2007, I opened up my Playstation 2, inserted my brand new copy of Persona 3, and within moments my life was changed. The opening sequence, featuring the characters placed against a highly stylized and abstract cityscape, captivated me to no end. It was the first time I had ever heard the music of Shoji Meguro. Dream-like guitars, jagged pianos, and impossibly groovy bass lines imprinted themselves on my DNA.

I was 14 years old at the time and I was beginning to realize that I wanted to spend the rest of my life making music. Like any 14-year-old, I felt awkward, alone, and entirely unsure of myself. And yet, here on my old CRT, was a group of teenagers who were entirely unlike me: effortlessly cool, incredibly hip, and beyond powerful. I vicariously lived through them as they lived their lives soundtracked by the most amazing music I had ever heard. I ached to be them.

And now, on the day that I turn 28, I write this as a composer for video games who carried that dream with him for 15 years. The Persona series has been with me this whole time and I’m thankful for it. I want to spend the rest of my life making the kind of games and telling the kind of stories that small-town kids like myself can carry with them through life. It starts with this album. Thanks for listening.

-ZW Buckley
October 8, 2020

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released December 4, 2020

Composed, produced, mixed, and mastered by ZW Buckley

Album artwork by Lydia Wingate


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ZW Buckley is a composer and sound designer based out of Seattle, Washington.

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