Want You Gone—Portal 2 Ending Song Cover by Supershigi

Want You Gone

I’m sorry to say, I’ve haven’t had the chance to play either Portal, or Portal 2, though I am very curious to. Mostly I’m curious just from the hype that I see around it, but also from what I’ve seen on the commercials, and Youtube videos, it looks like a very interesting game to play. Also, I really like the two songs Jonathan Coulton came up with for the ending credits. I’m not sure why that factors into my curiosity… just does… Anyhow, I came across this little lady’s cover of the song last night while browsing my reader (via ToplessRobot.com). She’s got a very pleasant voice to listen to. Her name is Laura Shigihara (or Supershigi on Youtube), and, from what I read on her profile, she’s a video game composer (nice!). Says she created the sound track for “Plants vs. Zombies,” another game I haven’t had the chance to play, but here’s what she had to say about this video:

You can download the song here:
http://laurashigihara.bandcamp.com/track/want-you-gone-cover

I didn’t feel right about doing a “Want You Gone” cover until I’d actually played through Portal 2 and heard the song in context… Well, we finally beat the game this weekend and I think I love GLaDOS even more now than I did before^^ I was so inspired by the Turret Opera and ending credits theme that immediately afterwards, I went to arrange and record this. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! And in case you’re wondering, yes I’m doing all the vocals.

SCIENCE!

Original songs (both by the talented Jonathan Coulton):
Portal – Still Alive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI
Portal 2 – Want You Gone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVVZaZ8yO6o

With that voice, she definitely picked the right career. I have to say though it’s a little too… nice (?)… I’m not sure what’s the right word to use here. Let me put it this way: when I listened to this last night, at the same time I went back to vectoring a freelance project I’d picked up over the weekend. The sound of her voice kept making me nod off. Couldn’t really keep going after that, so I just went to bed.

Anyhow, check out the video below, or go to her Youtube channel or website. I’ve got an hour now to finish that project. Thanks Laura…

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3 Comments

  1. Erik the Odd

    05/19/2011 at 8:31 pm

    How is it possible that the Portal II end song is better than “Still Alive?”

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2Qj4scAZ38Y/TZYr7wi-6LI/AAAAAAAABto/dTVJzfioYQ8/s1600/Impossibru.jpg

  2. I still really like “Still Alive” a little more than the “Want you gone,” but I do really like the way she sings it here.

  3. Erik the Odd

    05/19/2011 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve been looping this. For hours.

    I have no idea how I feel right now.

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