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Steven Universe Soundtrack Volume 2 Releases Tomorrow – Here Are All The Songs!

Let me drive my van into your heart! Cartoon Network just announced the details for the second volume of their Steven Universe soundtrack, as well as an unexpected surprise.

The story was broken by Den of Geek, who got the exclusive scoop on the track list and cover of the album. Not only is CN releasing this soundtrack, but they are also releasing a karaoke album called “Steven Universe: Karaoke” which has instrumental versions of 11 songs.

Check out the song list for Volume 2 below:

1: The Working Dead

2: Sadie Killer and the Suspects

3: G-G-G-Ghost

4: The Distant Shore

5: Ruby Rider

6: Let’s Only Think About Love

7: Familiar

8: Escapism

9: Let Me Ska My Van Into Your Heart

10: We Are The Crystal Gems (Change Your Mind Version)

11: Change Your Mind

12: Love Like You (Reprise)

Ultimately, the soundtrack is less than half of what volume one had on it. However, it does perfectly conclude the end of this massive arc for Steven, as this covers all the songs since the first soundtrack was released.

Here is the track listing for the karaoke album:

1: We Are The Crystal Gems: Main Title (Instrumental Version)

2: Do It For Her (Instrumental Version)

3: Stronger Than You (Instrumental Version)

4: We Are The Crystal Gems: Full Theme (Instrumental Version)

5: It’s Over Isn’t It (Instrumental Version)

6: Here Comes A Thought (Instrumental Version)

7: Love Like You: End Credits (Instrumental Version)

8: That Distant Shore (Instrumental Version)

9: Familiar (Instrumental Version)

10: Escapism (Instrumental Version)

11: We Are The Crystal Gems: Change Your Mind Version (Instrumental Version)

This also coincides with the release of the complete “Steven Universe Season 2” DVD set, which comes out on April 16 (took them long enough)!

Steven UniverseVolume 2 Soundtrack will be available Friday, April 12 for digital download and streaming. 

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After Epic Season Finale, “Steven Universe” Is Just Getting Started

“Steven Universe” is a favorite here at Nerd News Today, and that season finale from a few months ago still has us rocked. It could have been a series finale the way it wrapped up, but thankfully it won’t be. Many things came to a close but there are certainly some new loose threads hanging around, and that means the show is now free to take a deeper examination of the titular protagonist.

On a recent episode of Cartoon Network’s official Steven Universe podcast, series creator Rebecca Sugar and former co-executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey discussed how the season finale “Change Your Mind” is really a new starting point for Steven Universe as a character:

The thing about Steven Universe is that it’s a coming of age story and this is something that he had to figure out in order to start making decisions for himself. Throughout the show, it’s actually been very difficult to write Steven because he puts others in front of himself and his motivations are so tied in with what he thinks other people want—what he thinks his mother would have wanted, what he thinks the Gems want, and who he’s supposed to be.

This is where we finally break that all down. He can’t be distracted by any sort of “supposed to.” It doesn’t exist for him and he doesn’t have to be what other people want or expect him to be.

Jones-Quartey added:

I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that this specific arc of Steven’s, like “Change Your Mind” definitely makes a definitive statement on Steven and who he is and what he thinks he is and how he feels about it. Moving forward, everything’s going to be different.

No new details were revealed about what to expect from the next season or when it will air. At least we only have less than a year to wait for the Steven Universe movie, which is also still shrouded in mystery.

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Steven Universe Comes To “Minecraft”

If you’re a creeper and you’re on the run, you can count on the four of them taking it down! ‘Cause they’re good, and evil never beats them, they’ll win the fight and then go out for pizzas! Okay, the last line doesn’t work the same, but Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe has officially joined the world of Minecraft!

Announced by Mojang, this official Minecraft mashup was released today for Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. It features some important locations from the Steven Universe cartoon series, as well as music from the show, textures, and 48 skins that include the Crystal Gems, Homeworld Gems, and the denizens of Beach City (including Lion and Pumpkin).

Check out the official video below to see it in action:

I haven’t touched Minecraft in awhile, mainly due to personal time constraints. This looks like the perfect nudge to get me back into it! I wonder if Rebecca Sugar plays Minecraft, and if she does, how hard will she be playing this version?

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Rebecca Sugar panel at MoCCa Fest 2016 – FULL PANEL

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

Moderated by Ryan Sands, the SVA alum discussed “Steven Universe”, her older comics like “Margo in Bed” and “Pug Davis”, her new art book, diversity in animation, and much more. Most importantly, she plays her ukulele and reads some never before heard poetry!

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Rebecca Sugar fan Q & A at MoCCa Fest 2016

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In the eighth and final video from this panel, Rebecca took questions from the fans, including what media the creators of “Steven Universe” reference in the show, what her plans are once the show is over and what she wants to do next, what to do creatively to grow as an artist, and the potential for cross-overs with other animated shows.

To see the full panel in one video, head to this link here

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Rebecca Sugar reads her poetry at MoCCa Fest 2016, ambiguity & time in animation

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In part seven of eight videos, Rebecca discusses time in animation and comics, and the ambiguity of these art forms and how to control the viewer using these elements.

Sugar also tells us what is next for her outside of “Steven Universe” including a new book, and reads us some of her original poetry.

To see the full panel in one video, head to this link here

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Rebecca Sugar on early comics “Margo in Bed” and “Pug Davis”

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In part six of eight videos, Rebecca discusses her early comics “Margo in Bed” (who acted as a prototype for Lapis lazuli in “Steven Universe”) and “Pug Davis”, and the creative process behind these comics and what she learned by doing them.

To see the full panel in one video, head to this link here

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Rebecca Sugar on “Steven Universe” and her relationship with her brother

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In part three of eight videos, Rebecca discusses “The Test” and what she personally puts into every show along with the relationship with her brother, and the easter eggs and depth in the world of “Adventure Time” and “Steven Universe”.

Check out the full Rebecca Sugar panel at this link here.

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Rebecca Sugar on image repertoire in comics & animation

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In part five of eight videos, Rebecca mentioned some famous musicians that may be singing on “Steven Universe” soon, and the importance of the diverse music used in the show.

Sugar also discussed one of her early comics called “Don’t cry for me, I’m already dead” which is about two friends who relate to each other using Simpsons quotes, and why the visual language of image repertoire is important for her and vital to art.

To see the full panel in one video, head to this link here

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Rebecca Sugar on gender & sexual diversity in “Steven Universe”

On April 3, 2016, Rebecca Sugar held a panel during the MoCCa Arts Festival in Manhattan, NY for a lucky group of 85 fans.

In part four of eight videos, Rebecca discusses gender diversity in “Steven Universe” and why it is important for young kids to understand why it is okay to feel the way they do.

“If you wait to tell kids, to tell queer youth that it matters how they feel or that they are even a person, then it is going to be too late. You have to let it be what it gets to be for everyone… You are told that you should dream about love, this fulfilling love that you are going to have… like the Prince and Snow White are not someones parents. They are something you want to be and are dreaming of a future where you will find happiness Why shouldn’t everyone have that? It’s really absurd to think that everyone shouldn’t get to have that.”

Sugar also whipped out the ukulele to play a song for us related to her thoughts on this topic, “So this is love” from Cinderella. And the fans go crazy!

To see the full panel in one video, head to this link here

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