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Strange Whispers

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Kingdom Hearts
Strange Whispers
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimormura
Length 0:55
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Strange Whispers
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts coded
Strange Whispers
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Strange Whispers
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 0:56

"Strange Whispers" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series.


"Strange Whispers" appears only in cutscenes. It is used in scenes that involve either an unfortunate discovery or an encounter with an antagonist.

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

  • Introduction and tutorial: Opening
  • Destiny Islands: "This world has been connected", "The Keyhole"
  • Traverse Town: "The Man in the Cloak in the First District"
  • Wonderland: "It's time you learned the truth"
  • Agrabah: "Maleficent's Designs"

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Riku's Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • "Day 26 - Terminated"
  • "Day 150 - Fear"
  • "Day 255 - The Longest Day"
  • "Day 296 - Confessions"
  • "Day 321 - Waning Power"
  • "Day 353 - Resolve"

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit]

  • Daybreak Town (Main Story): "MIA", "One Last Wish", "Trapped in the Data World", "Strelitzia's Whereabouts", "Surrounded", "Beyond the Wall", "A Waypoint", "At the Abandoned House", "Lauriam & Strelitzia", "The Escape", "Breath of Darkness", "As Darkness Stirs", "Confrontation", "A Seed of Light", "The Shadow's Identity", "Locked Inside"
  • Daybreak Town (Side Story): "Darkness Draws Near"
  • Castle of Dreams: "The Dress", "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo", "A Glass Slipper", "Trapped"
  • Enchanted Dominion: "Green Glow", "Hindering Heartless", "A Deep Slumber", "An Unexpected Attack"
  • Agrabah: "The Cave's Treasures", "Into the Cave of Wonders", "A Plan Exposed", "Jasmine's in Trouble"
  • Candy Kingdom: "A Danger to All"

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit]

  • Destiny Islands: "A Recurring Dream"
  • Wonderland: "Darkness's True Form"
  • Dwarf Woodlands: "Magic Mirror", "Asking the Mirror"
  • Beast's Castle: "The Eerie Castle"
  • Corridor of Darkness: "Dark Emotions"
  • Scala ad Caelum: "Baldr's Darkness", "Fallen to Darkness", "The True Story", "Lights and Darknesses"
  • Ending: "Bragi's True Form"

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory[edit]

  • "Lost Memories"[4]


"Strange Whispers" is approximately fifty-five seconds long in Kingdom Hearts. In Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, it is approximately fifty-six seconds long.

In Kingdom Hearts, the piece has a time signature of 4/4 and a tempo of 108 beats per minute. The piece does not have an introduction or conclusion, allowing for smooth transitions between loops. The instrumentation is consistent between games, except in Kingdom Hearts III. The standard instrumentation consists solely of strings- namely, cello, and stringed bass. However, in Kingdom Hearts III, the instrumentation includes: a strings section, synthesizer, female vocals, and use of haunting, drone-like sound effects.

Overall, the piece has a very ominous and eerie nature. In Kingdom Hearts III the "whisper" aspect of "Strange Whispers" is more audible in that actual female vocals are used. Regardless of the game, the cello maintains control of the melody. Underneath this sinister melody is an equally as offsetting drone played by the stringed bass. Additionally, the added sound effects and synthesizer in Kingdom Hearts III only heighten the tension and unknown.


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