The Legend of Zelda Goes Live Action in Gerudo Valley Violin Video

The Legend of Zelda Goes Live Action in Gerudo Valley Violin Video

Violinist Taylor Davis has released a new video paying tribute to the music and look of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

While my interest in the Zelda franchise kind of dimmed in the post-N64 years, that era has always held a special place in my heart for a variety of reasons. One of the not-so-small ones was, of course, the music. While I was always little put off by the classic Zelda theme not being included in Ocarina of Time, the game's soundtrack boasted more than its fair share of gorgeous and now iconic music. Standing nice and tall among the best of the game's soundtrack was easily the Gerudo Valley theme.

That in mind, it's shouldn't be too hard to understand why I so thoroughly enjoyed Taylor Davis's recently released music video based on her rendition of the classic desert tune. On its own, Davis's version would be more than enough to catch my attention. That said, Davis goes all out in her video, throwing herself into a live action recreation of the game itself.

Granted, most of that just amounts to her running around in a Link costume with the game's interface plastered over the video footage, but it's still a joy to watch and really puts across how much she loves Zelda. Not that she had much to prove seeing that she put out an entire album of Zelda cover songs last year. All in all, this is a must see video that should put a smile on your face regardless of whether you're a Zelda super-fan or a casual follower of the series.

Source: YouTube

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This is great! I love me some violin and boy is this woman great at it!

Love the Gerudo theme too so this is like two of my favourite things combined, so awesome

Meh. Lindsey Stirling did it first and did it better

I feel like repeating what I said last time:
"Is violinists playing in their favorite cosplays in appropriate scenery a thing now?"
At Least it wasn't as silly as Stirling's take on Zelda.

That was... Epic. O_O

Omegatronacles:
Meh. Lindsey Stirling did it first and did it better

Ehh both were good, but Lindsey did do it first. I noticed that she went with a different color Link outfit than Lindsey too....

I liked Lindsey Stirling's version a lot (she plays it really great live BTW), but I like how Davis's is a single dedicated song rather an mix of multiple tunes. Just a preference of mine.

That was nice, plus wearing the best Ocarina of Time tunic color(don't dispute this you know it's true!) is a great touch.

Plus it's reminiscent of the Symphony of the Goddesses version, which was my favorite version of this song.

Hero of Lime:
That was nice, plus wearing the best Ocarina of Time tunic color(don't dispute this you know it's true!) is a great touch.

Not only is it the best tunic, but it compliments the mirror shield perfectly. It really ties the screen together.

This has always been one of my favorite tracks from Ocarina of Time and she really made a fantastic cover.

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Well there certainly was a lot in the location she was filming at.

You know I just had a moment. I was watching this and all I could think was. Hu she ok but the way she plays is way to screechy.

I now relize I'm that guy. Crap

Also zora tunics better just saying

That was fun. In the muscial department I like it better than Lindsey's, she has a more advanced (or maybe complex only) technique displayed. But it was fun and LIndsey still did it first and with dance. Both are good.

Tank207:

Hero of Lime:
That was nice, plus wearing the best Ocarina of Time tunic color(don't dispute this you know it's true!) is a great touch.

Not only is it the best tunic, but it compliments the mirror shield perfectly. It really ties the screen together.

Exactly! Someone else understands!

In response to the "already done" comments, there is room for two talented girls playing Zelda songs on violins very well while wearing non green Link tunics.

 

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