YouTube Rocker Breaks Out Metal Cover of ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody,’ Resident Evil 7’s Theme Song
"Go Tell Aunt Rhody," the French melody turned schoolyard song turned Resident Evil 7 anthem, goes metal, courtesy of YouTube musician LittleVMills.
Little V's guitar-laden take is actually a cover of the updated version of "Go Tell Aunt Rhody," performed by New Zealand singer Jordan Reyne with lyrics rewritten by Michael Levine. The original song dates back to 18th century France and deals with the passing of an old gray goose -- far from the grim tale presented in the 21st century update.
Not only does Little V sing this cover, but he also plays guitar, bass and drums.
The metal-infused "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" cover hasn't gone viral...yet. Little V's video has just under 60,000 views (as of publication). However, it did catch the eye of Resident Evil 7 developer Capcom, who shared the video on the game's official Facebook page.
You can check out more of Little V's video game music covers, including songs from Pokemon and Street Fighter, at his YouTube channel.
Resident Evil 7 released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on January 24, 2017. The title has already made back its development costs for Japanese publisher Capcom, and the company revealed it's sold around 3 million copies of the game worldwide since release.
Two downloadable content packs for Resident Evil 7 have already been released -- "Banned Footage Vol. 1" and "Banned Footage Vol. 2." These include a prequel story episode, a wave-based shootout with monsters and an especially sadistic game of Blackjack. A third story-focused free DLC pack titled "Not a Hero" has been teased for a Spring 2017 release.