The composer I hired to do the music says the first track of the game should be done some time this coming week. Hopefully my headphones hold out long enough to hear it.
I had wanted to go with a track reminiscent of Castlevania's Vampire Killer, or Awake from Circle of the Moon, because that style really works. Interestingly, if you listen to it, Vampire Killer actually has kind of a jazz feel to it. Listen to the original. Can't you picture it being played by a jazz band?
Anyway, that idea was scrapped as soon as the composer linked me to his portfolio. He had something on there that sounded really retro and very upbeat and sunny. From the moment I heard it, I realized that as much as I'd like that Castlevania type theme, I liked his retro track so much, I had to change my mind on the spot. I told him I'd like something similar.
As much as I'd love to show off the sample track, I'd rather have the real deal, and I'd rather wait until I can show it off along with the demo.