"Spanish Sahara" is a song composed and performed by the English indie rock band Foals, released on the album Total Life Forever in 2010, and is featured in the final episode, in the "Sacrifice Chloe Ending".
This song appears in the "Sacrifice Chloe ending" of Episode 5 after Max rewinds back in time through the Butterfly photo, and eventually finds herself on the way to Chloe's funeral.
Initially, it creates a strong feeling of emptiness and that way supports the long desperate moment in the face of having to let Chloe die, and then develops more and more dynamic throughout the scene.
The Spanish Sahara is an imaginary desolate place that's quite nightmarish and ravaged, and so depicts the emotional emptiness Max feels after all her experience and especially the loss of Chloe. Its lyrics immediately refer to the devasting moment of realization Max finds herself in, after all the effort she put into saving everybody and all the hardships she had to go through for that purpose which now doesn't mean anything anymore. The whole song conveys the process of getting over a trauma that you remember over and over, like that Max is confronted with after everything that she went through the last 5 days (including all the death, suffering and loss she had to experience). But the trauma doesn't go away and it multiplies from one into a bunch of furies at the end. It also refers to the moment Max actually realizes Chloe's dead body in the coffin in front of her. The song is also primarily about the persistence of trying to forget someone, in this case Chloe, but it's hard, and even when it seems to succeed, there are always fragments of memory haunting inside.
- ↑ "Now the waves, they drag you down, carry you to broken ground."
- ↑ "Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna leave the horror here, forget the horror here, forget the horror here, leave it all down here"
- ↑ "Choir of furies in your head, choir of furies in your bed"
- ↑ "Now I see you lying there, like a lilo losing air."
- ↑ "I'm the fury in your head, I'm the fury in your bed, I'm the ghost in the back of your head, 'cause I am."
Life is Strange Soundtrack
|"Glass Walls" · "On My Side" · "Hold on Hope" · "Seeker of the Sight" · "Aftermath" · "Power to Progress" · "Sunbird"|
|Episode One: Chrysalis|
|"To All of You" · "Crosses" · "Santa Monica Dream" · "Piano Fire" · "Obstacles"|
|Episode Two: Out of Time|
|"Something Good" · "All Eyes On Me" · "Crosses" · "Mt. Washington"|
|Episode Three: Chaos Theory|
|"Lua" · "Santa Monica Dream" · "Piano Fire" · "Kids Will Be Skeletons"|
|Episode Four: Dark Room|
|"In My Mind" · "Lua" · "Piano Fire" · "Mountains" · "Got Well Soon" · "All Eyes On Me"|
|Episode Five: Polarized|
|"The Sense of Me" · "To All of You" · "Obstacles" · "Spanish Sahara"|