Seduce Me! (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 Dillema(sic)"
  32. "Mercenary Park"

"Seduce Me!" is one of the song titles featured on the Team Fortress 2 Official Soundtrack, listed as track number 23. Added after the Love & War Update, it is a full version of the music heard in the Expiration Date film during the scene in which the Spy teaches Scout how to be more romantic, and is one of 32 main menu startup themes. You can also hear the saxophone solos in the Killer Solo taunt

Video

Guitar transcription

The following is an abridged transcription of the song.

Seduce Me!    
                     
time = 4/4          | 
Standard E-tuning   | 
 
(c) Mike Morasky / VALVe 2007                   

					         F Minor
                                              Clean Guitar
       Guitar 1                    
e ||--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B ||--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G ||--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D ||--------------1-----------|--------------------------|--------------1-----------|--------------1-----------|
A ||--------2--3--------------|--------------------------|--------2--3--------------|--------2--3-----3--------|
E ||--1--1--------------------|--------------------------|--1--1--------------------|--1--1--------------------|

       Guitar 2 (palm mute/tremolo pick)
   |--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |---------------(6666666)--|---------------(6666666)--|
   |--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 
       Guitar 3 (plays throughout horns section)
              G#6 (Fm)
   |--13-------------------13--|
   |--13-------------------13--|
   |--13-------------------13--|
   |--x---------------------x--|
   |--x---------------------x--|
   |--x---------------------x--|

Analysis

Key: F Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 110 BPM
Length: 1:19
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Update: Love & War
Composer: Mike Morasky

This song carries a much funkier sound than many other in the game. Its speed falls towards the middle of the spectrum of songs featured in the soundtrack. The intro features a much thicker bass line, unresolved guitar parts, and a hi-hat that functions as a metronome. The brass outlines the Fm7 chord. The main element driving the song is the percussion, which switches into a cymbal-heavy rock groove while most of the parts around it stay the same. Highlighting this, the drums have a more reverberant sound, while the other instruments have relatively dry signals. A third guitar layer is introduced, playing a D#6 triad on the top three strings. This partial chord voicing is typical for funk music, cutting out the low-end of the guitar to make room for the bass and drums.

Unlike some of the other tracks, this track stays relatively within the key, not as chromatic as tracks such as the main theme. This structure helps the song sound more suave and cohesive, differentiating it from the more 'rebellious' sounds of other tracks. The song does rise in half-steps for the crescendo, but does so in a very predictable and structured pattern. This builds the song into a slightly-unresolved finish, giving a very large, climactic feel to the track. Similarly, this song is in F Minor instead of the more common E Major across the soundtrack, making it feel both unique but still consistent.

Update history

July 30, 2014 Patch

Trivia

  • The name of the song is a reference of one of the lines the Spy says when he teaches Scout on how to be more romantic.
  • Coincidentally, the song "Dark Necessities" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers bears similarities in the guitar work. Both songs are funk rock, and include the same palm-muted F note being played repeatedly, as heard at this point in the song. The two songs are also in the similar keys, with Seduce Me! in F Minor and Dark Necessities in C minor, the dominant of F minor.