SuperShigi’s Beautiful Vocal/Piano Cover of “Ballad of the Goddess”

We know that many of you have already heard this gorgeous piece of music by now, but we’ve been swamped with many other news posts (including the wonderful news of the two Zelda releases for Wii U!). But just in case you somehow have not already heard this lovely piece of music, we just had to share it with you.

The composer for the music in Plants vs. Zombies, Laura Shigihara, explains that originally she was just planning on doing a straight piano cover of the lovely song from Skyward Sword. But as someone who composes and arranges music himself, I understand all too well how one’s original plans with regard to recording a piece of music have a way of giving way to new ideas. Before she knew it she had not only added some lovely harmonies to the preexisting melody, but had added whole new melodies as well. You’ll have to hear it for yourself after the jump!

I personally loved it and hope she does more Zelda covers in a similar style, adding ethereal vocal harmonies and new melodies, exploring myriad nuances of the songs. Her arrangement of layered vocal harmonies almost sounded like what it might have sounded like had Enya originally composed the song.

What did you think of her unique take on the song? Let us know in the comments!

Source: YouTube

  • Dr_Stein

    Goosebumps!

  • lingo21022

    amazing!

  • amtcle95

    Man, The Legend of Zelda needs a theme song like this, ya know…with actuall vocals. Regardless, this song gave me goosebumps, and I don’t even speak Japanese!(or whatever she’s speaking, Hylian?)

    • Cmaster

      They do have something like this. In Skyward sword zelda plays the harp, its kinda like this without the three part vocal.

      • blue

        in english:

        Oh youth, guided by the servant of the goddess, unite earth and sky, and bring light to the land.

        Oh youth, show the two whirling sails the way to the Light Tower…and before you a path shall open, and a heavenly song you shall hear.

        in hylian:
        En daʃeʋu nobe̞ ʃo̞ndʊ,tʏe ʃʊtʊ keuænu sale̞En daʃeʋu nobe̞ dʊʃʊ,tʏe ʃʊtʊ nobe̞ dezu dotʃe̞!

        source:
        http://zeldawiki.org/Ballad_of_the_Goddess#English_Lyrics

  • Midnafan

    by two announcements, do you mean WWHD and the one they announced is in development, or did I miss an announcement? :’/

    • http://youtube.com/bastiantime bastian

      Exactly. :D

      • Midnafan

        wait, what? it wasn’t a yes or no question, now i’m confused… :'(

  • The Hylian Monolith


    *sniff*
    *quietly sings*

  • Cranbery

    this is really beautiful. just amazing. and this is one of my fave zelda songs too!

  • Princess Zelda

    Ahh, a piece of heaven.

  • Levian VII

    I thought SuperShigi was supposed to be a reference to Miyamoto-san. Anyway, awesome!

  • herooftime127

    how is that even possible?!

  • valoo

    Amazing, that should be in a Zelda game.

  • Rob

    Wow she did a great job with that!

  • http://www.cargocollective.com/whosthemann whosthemann

    God I love Skyward Sword!

  • npatoray24

    this is impressive

  • baileygirl99

    That is beautiful!! I loved it!!!

  • MegaQuack8

    woah!! ive always wanted to speak hylian!

  • ZoraLink128

    Ermergerdersers! This is amazing!