One of the many video game OST and music composers that I really do admire would have to be Nobuo Uematsu. I’ve listened to a lot of his work and to hear the latest news that Uematsu-san has to take time off due to mental and physical fatigue is a downer for me.
The news regarding his time off comes from website lineblog.me, which details why he has to take time off through a letter to fans. You can read what Uematsu had to say here:
“To My Dearest Fans,
Since the establishment of Dog Ear Records, I have found myself blessed with countless opportunities. From composing new works to holding concerts around the world, my days have been hectic, yet fulfilling. The resulting fatigue, however, has finally caught up with me, and I find it mentally and physically difficult to go on at my current pace. After giving serious consideration to all options, I have decided to take an extended leave of absence and give my mind and body the time they need to properly mend. If I am to return, I want to do so in full health. Do not worry. Once I’ve made a full recovery, I’ll be back doing what I do best.
My current plan is to rest for the remainder of the year, and while I cannot commit to a method or time frame for my return, I’m very hopeful.
I deeply apologize for the burden this decision places upon both my fans and my clients, and hope that you can understand and support the path I have chosen.
I thank you all for your continued support and only ask that you are patient until I’m on my feet once again!
It’s unclear if this will alter what was reported back in the late part of this year’s April, where an interview revealed that Uematsu would help with the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake based on the classic JRPG. This was revealed at the BRA★BRA Final Fantasy event.
In addition to the above, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer, Kitase, was featured in a pamphlet and confirmed during the April interview that Uematsu would return.
Time will tell how things will play out from here, but hopefully, Uematsu has a speedy recovery and can finish up any projects dearest to him.
With that said, you can read over the full post regarding Nobuo Uematsu by hitting up lineblog.me.