As we reported last month, Tommy Tallarico and Video Games Live released a brand new arrangement of “Zelda’s Lullaby” on their latest album, Video Games Live: Level 4. The music video features the full song from the album and was shot in the California redwoods, which gives the video a very Zelda-esque feeling to it.

The video was shot with Jillian Aversa (the woman who does the vocals for the song) playing the part of Zelda, and there are many Zelda/Link moments that fans of the couple can appreciate. The arrangement was also put together by Jillian’s husband, Andrew Aversa.

The piece itself is a mixture of the main theme from Skyward Sword, “Ballad of the Goddess”, which is simply “Zelda’s Lullaby” played in reverse, and “Zelda’s Lullaby” proper, which includes lyrics for the very first time. The way the two pieces compare and contrast with one another is what makes this arrangement so wonderful, and the vocals are top notch.

To see more of the incredibly talented Jillian Aversa’s work (she also participated in additional songs on Video Games Live: Level 4), check out her YouTube account, Facebook page, and her official website.

You can also still purchase the Video Games Live: Level 4 album.  Buying it straight from Video Games Live is still the best overall deal, as you receive additional products to go along with the album, but you can also buy the album off of iTunes and Amazon as well.

  • Gordon Sorensen

    They featured this on OC Remix as well. I don’t know if I can get behind the fabricated “Hylian” lyrics, but that isn’t to say that’s a dumb idea. I’ve listened to Jill Aversa’s other stuff, like “Prayer,” and I love it. I listen to that one when I’m falling asleep somtimes!

    Edit: I remember now that she did “Generations” as well. It’s another solid song. I’ll be honest, though, I don’t exactly enjoy her music videos…

    • JaidynReiman

      Generations is one of my favorite songs. I’m kinda in agreement on the “Hylian” lyrics in this, though. I didn’t care for that part all too much.

      Her voice is amazing as per usual, that’s not the issue, is more the “making up” Hylian vocals. I mean, maybe its an actual foreign language that they used because it sounded like it could be Hylian, I don’t know.

      As for the music videos, eh. I prefer listening to the song itself.

      • Gordon Sorensen

        She did make up the lyrics. Check out the page for this song on http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03106

        It includes comments from Aversa about making the song.

  • Ryan Haney

    She’s got a great voice, but how do you memorize the lyrics when the words are from a language you aren’t fluent in? I mean, I heard Gangnam Style 100s of times and never learned the lyrics because I don’t know a single word of Korean.