Wanted to try out a few different things here. First, I used the Wolf Fifth to create a dissonant interval in the intro. Next, I wanted to use a non-standard (to western listeners) scale, of which I chose the Double Harmonic Major scale. Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out.
I decided I wanted to try make something that would work as a video game soundtrack. Without having played Hollow Knight, or without having listened to the soundtrack, I decided to make something that would work with the title screen of that game. Based on the overall aesthetics, this is what I came up with: https://soundcloud.com/the-fire-chief/084a