I mean, Marlon Saunders worked with SEGA quite a bit for a few years. After Burning Rangers, he went on to be the lead vocalist for Knuckles' themes in SA1 and SA2. That incredibly jazzy sound that you hear in Burning Rangers permeated through SA1 and it was lush. It was definitely a pre-cursor to where Sonic was headed. But after SA1 the series leaned more into rock music and realistic aesthetics, leaving the jazzy and funky 90s SEGA behind has the series moved forwards. It's kind of indicative of how SEGA as a gaming company changed a lot in those years with the shift to being third-party developer.