NieR - Song of the Ancients (feat. Doug Perry)

by Jillian Aversa

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Thanks for checking out my tribute to the underrated Square Enix game NieR! Doug Perry and I both fell in love with its gorgeous soundtrack, so we decided to do our own take on the popular “Song of the Ancients” theme. Originally composed by Keiichi Okabe and performed by Emi Evans, our new version includes lots of layered vocals and intertwined percussive instruments like vibraphone, marimba, djembe, and caxixi!


Kuwata tsunowo vralai,
Tsuriji pfuralekai,
Kwondzuvai undovartsu wronduwail,
Tjortetei jeki liago

Jiunmata ivelischpfuli,
Neftyoma sorepiyamei,
Schijiyako oohlefni fatalliliya,
Nic'hpisfa unhoreselye

Otrajain aforeje kurasolda,
Towari hatasei mic'hatasei tsufrallai,
Otrajain aforeje kurasolda,
Towari hatasei mic'hatasei tsufrallai ilja


released July 24, 2017
Song: “Song of the Ancients“ イニシエノウタ
Game: NieR (Square Enix) ニーア
Performed by Jillian Aversa (vocals) and Doug Perry (vibraphone, marimba, hand percussion)
Arranged by Jillian Aversa, Doug Perry, and Andrew Aversa (zircon)
Original Composer: Keiichi Okabe


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Jillian Aversa Columbia, Maryland

Jillian Aversa is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and performer whose shimmering voice has appeared in a medley of projects - from video games and hit dance singles to her original albums. Her ethereal vocals can be heard in game franchises HALO, GOD OF WAR, CIVILIZATION, and SOULCALIBUR V - and touring as a soloist with VIDEO GAMES LIVE, she is an international sensation in her own right. ... more

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