Tuesday Tunes: Grandma (Nier, 2010)

Posted: August 18, 2015 in Articles, Music
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Welcome to the first Tuesday Tunes! Every week (or so), I’m going to bring you a track from a game soundtrack that I think is brilliant and everyone should hear, whether they’ve played the game or not. This week’s track is Grandma from 2010’s NieR Gestalt & Replicant Original Soundtrack, composed by Keiichi Okabe and performed by Emi Evans.

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For me, this is one of the most outstanding tracks on the whole soundtrack. It captures the essence of the whole game – pretty damn sad. Possibly the most surprising thing about this song is that it’s actually used in a boss battle. And as for the words… well, they actually mean nothing – it’s not a real language – but that doesn’t stop it feeling emotional.

The rest of the soundtrack has a very similar feeling to it – the whole game is about loss. Only one track on the album has lyrics in a real language and nearly all have vocals of some kind. It’s a very beautiful score for a very good game.

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