Nintendo has released an extremely soothing virtual performance of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme

This is so calming.
(Image credit: YouTube/Nintendo)

Another long week of quarantine is in the books, and it's time to unwind and relax before a fresh week of horrors begins anew on Monday. Bless Nintendo, then, for swooping in with the impeccably-timed release of an at-home performance of the tranquilizing theme song from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Featuring just five musicians — an accordionist, double bassist, percussionist, guitarist/ukulelist, and flugelhorn..ist? — the video is as soothing as, say, crafting a cherry lamp or chuckling gently at a pun about marlins. "The song that kept the world chill in the worst year of our lives," is how one YouTube commenter summed it up.

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