Koji Kondo said back in 2005 that he wondered how Zelda fans would react to a lyrical Zelda song. (Specifically Zelda's Lullaby) I think that would be awesome. I know voice acting is one thing, but lyrical music is whole other...are fans too conservative to hear a single song that has actual words and meanings? To me, it doesn't matter what language it's spoken in, but good vocals are good vocals...and I think that'd be cool and unique to the series.
In TP, the Hyrule Field at Night music has the sound of what is believed to be Malon's voice singing. So, lyrical music with actual words rather than sounds would be good, but I just thought you would want to know that TP did have that (if you didn't know already).
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A wise man kept his mouth shut.
That piece is in Japanese, created by Jillian Goldin. She's actually veeeeeeeeery talented (also did a GREAT version of One Winged Angel) at singing AND composition.
In any case, I do so wish that a couple of lyrical tracks would be added to the games. Anybody hear the vocal version of Epona's Song? Very pretty piece. I'd love to hear something like Ballad of the Windfish with vocals, even if they hadn't any lyrics. But still... I'm sure that a song with lyrics could do some good to the series, especially if it's a song that is of great importance to the story.
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I think it'd be pretty sweet, but I couldn't stand to listen to a song in English for some reason... I feel it would come off very cheesey. And really, any other language wouldn't make any other sense, unless languages were made up for the different races, you know? A song with Latin or Italian vocals wouldn't make any sense in a Zelda world... but "live" vocals would be cool, very powerful
I like the chanting style songs (Temple of Time) or those that seem to be sung (TP's Hyrule Field at Night), but I think lyrics would take away from the mystical ambience that many of Koji Kondo's pieces seem to have. Though his songs are incredible and often are the highlights of certain areas in the game, they're ultimately supposed to be background music. I'm not saying that lyrics would be bad, I'm just saying it would overcomplicate things. I can also imagine them being overly corny like those dubs you see on Youtube.
I think lyrical music could sound good if they did it right (and you know Koji would do it right). I'm not sure about English, but SSBB has proven that Latin video game lyrics sound cool.
"[I want] a lot, a lot, a LOT more sidequests. I want to bathe in sidequests. I want to DROWN in sidequests. You know how before the events of WW, Hyrule got flooded with water? I want that, but replace the water with sidequests. I want to sail the vast expanses of sidequests on my sidequest boat, who is not the king of Hyrule, but the king of sidequests." -Me
Really, Mouse? Smash proved it? Not, you know, Final Fantasy VII? Whatever. Lyrical music used in the right story-related spots could be really cool, but too much of it would just be annoying.
The problem with lyrical music in video games is usually that video game music needs to loop and looped lyrics tend to be grating. But if it's used at times where we aren't likely to hear it loop a billion times it should be okay.
xD When I say lyrical music I would assume it wouldn't loop...I could see it more as a credit song or an intro song...Or they could have a character like Marin who sang ballads...Ballads are suppose to have words.
...Geez. Country music has been in Zelda since Ocarina of Time. Wouldn't you say Lon Lon Ranch has country music? xD
More genres would be sweet. I myself love every type and form of music. Sometimes I wonder how a hardcore metal rock song would feel in the Zelda universe. Some of them remixes are awesome. =D
Or...Baroque Metal Rock. That would be great. But I think if they were to add any sort of metal/hardcore rock, lyrics might ruin it. Can you imagine some intensely epic scene with Link doing some random epic thing, and then M Shadows (pre-singing era) starts screaming his lounges (sp?) off in the background? Haha, that might not work out so well. But I'm pretty open to just about everything, so you never know.
EDIT: And I just remembered one hip hop song done to the background of the Fairy Fountain/save song, called "Save Me". Forgot the artist, though...
Pretty good stuff.