Emi Evans

Vocalist / Lyricist / Voice Over
Emi Evans is an English singer, lyricist, and voice over talent based in Tokyo. She was born in London and grew up playing cello, singing in church choirs and writing songs. At the age of 16, she was scouted by a SONY Japan producer for her emotional voice and the dream of becoming a singer was born.

She relocated to Tokyo in 2000 and formed the trip hop electronic duo, freesscape, and began singing at brand events for companies such as Cartier, Lexus, and Christian Dior. Emi also recorded songs for television dramas and commercials for clients including Mercedes Benz, Canon, Nivea, Panasonic, P&G, and Suntory. She found her niche and passion within the world of videogame music starting with the ETRIAN ODYSSEY II SUPER ARRANGE VERSION album in 2007. Her breakout in the world of videogames was with Square Enix's award-winning soundtrack to NIER (2010) which captivated fans with her signature "Chaos Language," taking modern-day languages and imagining how they'd sound centuries or millennia into the future. Venturing into some of gaming's biggest franchises, she's recorded songs for Bandai Namco's DARK SOULS and ACE COMBAT franchises, Mistwalker's TERRA BATTLE, Capcom's MONSTER HUNTER, and Cygames's GRANBLUE FANTASY series, collaborating with renowned Japanese game composers Keiichi Okabe, Motoi Sakuraba, Norihiko Hibino, Nobuo Uematsu, Yuzo Koshiro, and others. She was also a featured vocalist on OCTAVE THEORY, an album by Nobuo Uematsu's rock band, The Earthbound Papas. She contributed to Square Enix's NIER: AUTOMATA in 2017 whose soundtrack won the Soundtrack of the Year award at The Game Awards that same year. Her performance on "Song of Ancients" from the NieR series was played twice during the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (held in 2021).

In addition to her work on games, Emi has recorded vocals for Koji Endo's ACE ATTORNEY film score as well as Keiichi Okabe's YUKI YUNA IS A HERO Japanese animation and MAYONAKA NO PANYA SAN NHK drama soundtracks. She also does narration and voice over work for documentaries and short brand videos.

Emi specializes in writing lyrics in unique made up languages and creating an ethereal, emotional atmosphere with her voice. She also loves exploring and writing lyrics in dormant languages and has recorded songs in Chamicuro (NIER: AUTOMATA), Gaulish (HELVETII), and Sumerian (MY BROTHER RABBIT).

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Selected Videogame Credits
Cyber Shadow (2020) Lyrics, Vocals
Granblue Fantasy (2019) Lyrics, Vocals
Vambrace: Cold Soul (2019)
My Brother Rabbit (2018) Lyrics, Vocals
Legrand Legacy (2018)
NieR: Automata (2017) Lyrics, Vocals
Labyrinth of Refrain (2016) Lyrics, Vocals
Shometsu Toshi series (2015-2020) Vocals
Monster Hunter Frontier G (2014) Lyrics, Vocals
Dark Souls series (2014) Vocals
Fantasy Life (2014) Vocals
Terra Battle (2014) Vocals
Drakengard 3 (2013) Vocals
The Witch and the Hundred Knight (2013) Lyrics, Vocals
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 4 (2012) Vocals
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (2011) Vocals
Octave Theory (2011) Vocals
Dark Souls (2011) Vocals
NieR: Gestalt/Replicant (2010) Lyrics, Vocals
Etrian Odyssey Super Arrange Version (2007) Vocals

Yuki Yuna is a Hero (2017) Lyrics, Vocals

Original Albums (as freesscape)
LET DOWN (2016)
20110601 (2011)
Now is the point at which I touch eternity (2011)
Lost petals (2011)
The next confusion (2007)
Detour (2006)
Fragile perfection (2004)