I’m not sure if this sentence has ever been spoken before but… have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Allie X recorded a new Kingdom Hearts game soundtrack? Now that I’ve listened to Salt Ashes, I no longer need to ask myself that question.
“Too Many Times” is a delightful slice of cinematic alt pop, served to us with a side of unsettling imagery by way of the music video. Salt Ashes (real name Veiga Sanchez) has such a sweet, comforting vocal tone, you can’t help but feel unsettled when it combines with the moody atmosphere of the music behind it. I swear to you, that pre-chorus moment after she sings “I’ll drink myself into sleep” would match up perfectly with this cinematic trailer moment of Sora falling.
Salt Ashes had this to say about the track: