The whole OST of Nier: Automata is pretty good overall, but this is “the Opera Singer Boss” that started the hype train because they played a game preview of this boss fight at E3. I’m so ready to play the PC version when it finally drops tomorrow because I’ve been green with envy watching my S.O. play it on console. I’ve tried, with disastrous results… my thumbs aren’t dexterous enough.
The name of the song actually is “A Beautiful Song.” Composed by Keiichi Okabe and sung by Emi Evans, with J’Nique Nicole on the second verse, and Nami Nakagawa on the operatic and choral portions. I’ve been playing this on InfiniteLooper while doing work stuffs but this extended version gets the job done too.
This track accompanies the fight with the third boss from Nier Automata, a goliath sentient machine named Simone Beauvoir who is obsessed with becoming more beautiful for, surprise!, the attention & affection of a guy. Well, more like a male machine (no that’s not a euphemism for something else).
It makes me itch to pick up a cello and play the melody over the instrumental track (below). Maybe I’ll get to it one day. Funny enough, there’s a picture out there somewhere of Emi Evans, the primary vocalist from the original NieR, playing a cello.
And just in case your interested, in the Nier: Automata OST as a whole is freaking awesome. I highly suggest checking it out.
Here are a few covers of the song. One is by Poucet, a cover artist i followed primarily for her (French) Vocaloid covers.
And this is an interesting take on a Beautiful Song and Song of the Ancients