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IGN named it as one of the best video games of all time, the second best game for the PS2, and the best game in the Metal Gear franchise. Snake Eater Lyrics [Verse] What a … Muranaka, a Japanese native, studied music in Harrell’s native Chicago. Online, it is widely celebrated and referenced in parodies. With her though, that ladder scene becomes one of video games’ most memorable moments, all because of her voice. I found several hits for a Cynthia Harrell but only one with the picture of a Black woman who looked approximately like the woman on the cover of the Castlevania “I Am The Wind” single. 「Snake Eater - Cynthia Harrell」のコード/歌詞。 [N.C.] What a[Gbm]thrill With darkness and[Bm7]silence through the night What a[B]thrill I'm seaching and[D]I'll melt into you What a[E]fear From the Album Metal Gear Solid Vocal Tracks September 2, 2015 5.0 out of 5 stars 10 ratings. Entra e non perderti neanche una parola! 3 2. Without Harrell, that scene is just Snake climbing a ladder in silence, which wouldn’t be too out of place because Metal Gear games get weird like that. I hope we get to hear more from her. “She asked me to sing. “Sort of. In a game that’s part spy-thriller, part-gut wrenching family drama, it is a moment curiously devoid of any action or dialogue. Previously, Harrell had sung "I am the Wind" for the 1997 Konami vide…. Privacy Policy. I'd give my life Not for honour, but for you! Frustrated by the dead ends, I made one last attempt that I realise now I should have started with: I searched Twitter. Literally on everything (including IMBd) it just mentions that she did those two songs. Kotaku’s own Ian Walker counts November 2004 as one of the best months in video games ever in part because of Snake Eater’s release and Polygon counts the ladder sequence — the moment when you hear Snake Eater” for the first time during gameplay — as “the epitome of why Metal Gear Solid series is so much more engrossing than the other gun-toting spy games it may at first resemble.”. And the next thing I knew I had fans on Morehouse’s campus and it’s like, ‘What in the world?’ not knowing that the game was as big as it was.”, Snake Eater won GameSpot’s “Best Story” award for 2004. I’m staying here. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Previously, Harrell had sung "I am the Wind" for the 1997 Konami video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. "Snake Eater" is the opening theme for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. But later on, she picked up a casual habit all her own. Listen to music by Cynthia Harrell on Apple Music. I did MTV Japan, the local news, local radio, and it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, what’s going on here?’ These people knew the game, and they knew me from the game and I didn’t realise that anyone knew me or anything about me through that game.”. Cynthia Harrell. Harrell remembered performing her favourite song and the time she spent with Metal Gear’s creator Hideo Kojima. ... Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Original Soundtrack / / 4012927026397; Mar 03, 2005 Added Oct 27, 2007 05:32 AM. One accurate version. Snake Eater, a Single by Cynthia Harrell. After that, she went back to her job, Snake Eater continued development and a few months later, Harrell’s phone rang again. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about “Snake Eater,” the titular song in the 2004 video game masterpiece, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. I'm searching and I'll melt into you What a fear in my heart But you're so supreme! […] I got a call from King Records in Japan asking me if I could come there for the launch of the game.”. “I think it was in the ‘90s when I met Rika,” Harell said. It echoes faintly in the cavernous concrete shaft, slowly building in volume the higher Snake climbs before tapering off into quiet again when he reaches the top. “I’d find myself on days that I wasn’t working [playing] Zelda. Leave feedback, Snake Eater is the opening theme to the 2004 video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Such a shame she did sung so few songs in her career. “You have brought back all kinds of memories. Cosa aspetti? “I know him very, very well. “She would tell me ‘I’m doing this game or whatever, and I would brush her off because I really wasn’t into hearing any of the gaming songs. Several years later, in 2004, Muranaka once again asked her friend to sing for her, this time on Konami’s newest entry in the Metal Gear Solid series, Snake Eater. […] I remember him thanking me for doing the game, and it was just regular conversation. Found a hit that way. Like most Black performers, Harrell grew up singing in church. I think it was Thanksgiving [in America] and they don’t have that [in Japan] so he was asking me about our tradition of Thanksgiving and things like that.”. Cynthia Harrell, The Woman Who Sang 'Snake Eater,' Is Ready To Be Heard Again. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. One accurate version. A few months later, she called me and she said ‘King Records wants you to do the final version for the game.’ And I said ok, not even really thinking about it and went to do the final version. Find top songs and albums by Cynthia Harrell including Snake Eater, Snake Eater and more. “She and I had worked together on some other things and we were friends.”, if (typeof siteads.queue !== 'undefined') { Google her name and the top results are her wiki pages for Metal Gear Solid 3 and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (wherein she’s credited for performing that game’s closing song, “I Am The Wind”). In fact, one of the other top results from a “Cynthia Harrell” web search returns an r/videogamemysteries Reddit thread whose author posits she might be dead. }. Then you hear Harrell’s unaccompanied voice slowly waft in as if blown on a breeze. I don’t feel nearly as strongly about the ladder boss as you do but I absolutely love the song. Cynthia Harrell, Category: Artist, Top Tracks: Snake Eater, Monthly Listeners: 62536, Where People Listen: Mexico City, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Houston We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. She had college aspirations and desired studying law, but the success of her singing career — and its time demands — diminished college’s appeal. But I couldn’t find out anything about her. She likes Sonic the Hedgehog, The Cat in the Hat, and Mario Kart — games vastly different from the tactical espionage action the Metal Gear franchise is known for. What a thrillWith darkness and silence through the nightWhat a thrillI'm searching and I'll melt into youWhat a fear in my heartBut you're so…. When Harrell mentioned she did jingle work for McDonald’s, I idly wondered aloud if she could possibly know my cousin Jeff — who, in my family’s mythology — also sang jingles for McDonald’s. But Cynthia Harrell’s performance of “Snake Eater” during the infamous long ladder climb is also part of the reason why we hold that game in such high regard. Cynthia Harrell – Snake Eater Lyrics. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. to create your own account! Occasionally though, she’ll receive a reminder. By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use and I’d love to see more articles like this, just recounting stories from the life of people that have worked on games – not even about games, but just their lives – ways to get to know the people behind the games and moments I / we love. I’m making my first $US100,000 ($140,450) at 18. Released in 2004. The memory many of us have of Harrell’s work is this: After defeating The End boss in Metal Gear Solid 3, the player needs to make the protagonist Naked Snake ascend a very tall ladder for three minutes. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. This is amazing. Previously, Harrell had sung "I am the Wind" for the 1997 Konami video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. […] If I feel like it, I will always go back to Metal Gear.”. I spent the majority of my time speaking to her trying to keep my jaw off my desk, because I was in awe. if (typeof siteads.queue !== 'undefined') { The music and lyrics were written by Konami mainstay. Her powerful vocals suffuse “Snake Eater with such gravitas, elevating it from a simple song on a video game soundtrack to something that sees regular rotation in travelling video game orchestra performances and in people’s weddings. Harrell, by her own estimation, tended to play “kid” games. 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Though she plays other games — she also has a fondness for the Batman Arkham series — Snake Eater is like her fall comfort game. [Snake Eater] In my time there'll be no one else When she told me that she did indeed play video games, my face exploded in joy because it meant that I had found my own personal unicorn; a Black woman older than me who plays video games. And so I had to learn how to play Nintendo and Atari.”. More than that, she worked in video games, on not one but two of the most beloved games ever made — and I, through blind luck, was able to find her and speak to her, and share her story with everyone. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. And admittedly, I still chuckle every time I think of the line “Someday, you feed on a tree frog.”. Her grandfather was a minister, she said, and most of her family in some form or another ended up in the entertainment industry. But Cynthia Harrell’s performance of “Snake Eater” during the infamous long ladder climb is also part of the reason why we hold that game in such high regard. Cynthia Harrell. I still remember being moved by this song. “What have you done?” She asked me jovially. Great story. Thanks for the article it was lovely. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Soundtrack + Add or change photo on IMDbPro » Contribute to IMDb. Cynthia Harrell is a singer who is best known for the song opening theme for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Her star treatment in Japan carried over briefly back in the United states, but it seems sometimes that Harrell forgets how important her work on Snake Eater was to the gaming community at large. That friendship and casual working relationship led Muranaka to tap Harrell to sing “I Am The Wind” the end credits theme for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Cynthia Harrell is a singer who is best known for the song "I am the Wind" for the 1997 Konami video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.In 2004, Harrell sang the opening theme for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater which won her the "Best Original Vocal Song - Pop" Award from the Game Audio Network Guild at the Game Developers Conference in August 2005. And [I] just kept going and going and going and working and working and working with my aunts and my mother.”, A bout of the German measles during Harell’s senior year in high school prevented her from joining her mother and aunts in California, where they were doing background vocals for Aretha Franklin’s hit “Giving Him Something He Can Feel.”. » beatmaps » Cynthia Harrell - Snake Eater. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. A lot of that success has to do with the story Hideo Kojima wrote, and the way David Hayter and Lori Alan acted out their roles as Naked Snake and The Boss. Cynthia Harrell-Snake Eater. Thanks for writing it, Ash and thanks for posting it, Kotaku. Still got my copy of MGS3: Subsistence aka the definitive edition of MGS3. Snake Eater Song Info. The timing of the chords is in sync when the lyrics are sung in the actual recording. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. For Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the PlayStation 2, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Snake Eater by Cynthia Harrell is disappointing" - Page 2. “I think at that time I wanted to go to Saint Xavier [University] and I was working while my friends were in school and it was like, ‘Wait a minute, I’m 18. Have started with: I searched Twitter difficult for him + Add or photo! Just mentions that she did sung so few songs in her house or while driving me. 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