Right Behind You (Soundtrack)

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Team Fortress 2
Official Soundtrack
  1. "Team Fortress 2 (Main Theme)"
  2. "Playing With Danger"
  3. "Rocket Jump Waltz"
  4. "The Art of War"
  5. "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
  6. "Right Behind You"
  7. "Petite Chou-Fleur"
  8. "Intruder Alert"
  9. "Drunken Pipe Bomb"
  10. "More Gun"
  11. "Haunted Fortress 2"
  12. "TF2 Saxxy 2011 Theme"
  13. "A Little Heart to Heart"
  14. "MEDIC!"
  15. "Archimedes"
  16. "Dreams of Cruelty"
  17. "The Calm"
  18. "ROBOTS!"
  19. "Dapper Cadaver"
  20. "Rise of the Living Bread"
  21. "Red Bread"
  22. "Three Days to Live"
  23. "Seduce Me!"
  24. "Stink Lines"
  25. "It Hates Me So Much"
  26. "Misfortune Teller"
  27. "Soldier of Dance"
  28. "RED Triumphs!"
  29. "BLU Triumphs!"
  30. "Yeti Park"
  31. "Saxton's Dilemma"
  32. "Mercenary Park"
  33. "Saluting the Fallen"

"Right Behind You" is one of the song titles featured from the Team Fortress 2 Official Soundtrack, listed as track number six. Added in the Sniper vs Spy Update, it is one of the three songs featured in Meet the Spy, as well as being one of 32 main menu startup themes. It is the third track to be added via patch subsequent to the game's release.

Videos

An alternate version added in the Jungle Inferno Update:

Analysis

See also: Playing With Danger (Soundtrack)

Key: C Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 179.625 BPM
Length: 1:41
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Update: Sniper vs. Spy
Composer: Mike Morasky
Instrumentation: 2 horns, 3 trombones (2 tenors, 1 bass), piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, contrabass

Whereas most entries of the soundtrack written for characters are boisterous and excited, "Right Behind You" is a tense and menacing track filled with suspensions and dissonance. The track is simple, yet effective at conveying the Spy's character, and is the soundtrack for much of his "Meet the Team" video.

The track starts with high, suspended violins, with an eerie piano ostinato outlining C minor fading in soon after. To drive the track's progression of musical intensity, the high violins continually play dissonant intervals, like major seconds and sevenths, above all other instruments. The tension is heightened further as high violins move further up in pitch, to F minor and G, before low brass and low strings enter to drone the tonic C, far below the high strings and piano. This is repeated with greater emphasis on the high strings, which cry out in a range far higher than that of any other instrument. These sections act as musical climaxes, and come to represent the Spy's ominous nature. The track ends similarly to how it started - the string suspensions fade away, and the piano's ostinato, now doubled now by violin 2, continues before fading away as well.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

  • [Undocumented] This song was added as main menu music.

Trivia

  • The track is titled after the RED Spy's answer to the BLU Soldier's question in Meet the Spy: "Who's ready to go find this Spy?"
  • This song was inspired by 'Hans Zimmer - Watergate'. Watergate was found in SFM Beta files titled "mtt_spy_music"
    • Several ideas were borrowed, including the high fading strings, the use of ostinato, the key (C minor), and low drones.