Right after the anime’s first episode aired NieR:Automata Ver1.1athe extended version of the song used for the opening credits, titled escalate and interpreted by the Japanese singer Likewent out for download and streaming on multiple platforms as Spotify, Youtube and Apple Music. This allowed us to learn that the song was composed by Yoshida Haruoa composer who had previously worked with Aimer in the past composing the song tonewhich features in the single insane dream / us and in the album Stjörnulaus nott. The lyrics were written by Aimer. When credited as a lyricist, she uses another pseudonym: loverhythm. The song was also arranged by Kenji Tamai, very accustomed to Aimer’s creations since he is the CEO of the music production company agehasprings (with whom Aimer has worked since its inception), and by Shogo Onishi, another agehasprings musician who has also been collaborating with Aimer for several years now. Aimer’s 21st single, also with the long escalate version, will be available from 1st of March 2023.
Born on July 9, 1990, Aimer grew up in a musical environment from an early age, as her father played as a bassist in a band. She started singing herself at a very young age and also learned to play the piano in elementary school, where she enjoyed the creations of two famous Japanese singers, Ringo Sheena and Hikaru Utada. In addition, she also started very early to learn to write lyrics in English, by listening to the songs ofApril Lavigne. However, she lost her voice when she was 15 years old followingan accident (it is later learned that this was due to overuse of his vocal cords, which required him to undergo silence therapy to heal himself). Despite this, Aimer wanted to sing even more, as she explained in an interview that is about 7 years old.
Aimer began her career in music in 2011. The same year, she released her first album, Your favorite thingswhere we find covers of very popular songs like Poker face of Lady Gaga, Viva La Vida of Coldplay, Crazy in Love of Beyonce and I Will Always Love You of whitney houston. However, the beginning of his career is mainly marked by his entry into the field of songs for anime credits. Indeed, from 2011, she performs the piece Rokutousei no Yoruwhich was used for the end credits of the anime No.6. Aimer is the nickname she has always used with Aimerrhythm when she writes the lyrics of her songs. Moreover, for a few years now, for the titles of its concerts, Aimer has often used names in French (white and black, sun and rain, red with blue, Cycle de 10 ans, nuit immersive, etc.). Also in 2011, she is in charge of the song of the 29th credits of Bleach, Re:pray. Year by year, Aimer has become more and more popular, and continues to work on songs for anime credits (Natsuyuki Rendezvous in 2012) while releasing singles with tracks that are not included in anime series. She also released her first real album in 2012, Sleepless Nights.
In 2013, his career was marked by an important event: the beginning of his collaboration with the composer Hiroyuki Sawano. Together, they take care of the song of the end credits of the sixth episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, RE:I AMand continue the following year with the ending of the seventh episode, StarRingChild. Also in 2014, Hiroyuki Sawano began his musical project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with the album UnChild, dedicated to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, where we find 12 songs all performed by Aimer. Some are covers of tracks also composed by Hiroyuki Sawano for the anime, while others are unreleased. Aimer continues to work with Hiroyuki Sawano until 2019 with one last song, picturewhich appears in the album R∃/MEMBER and under a rearranged version in the album Penny Rain.
In total, Aimer has released 8 albums, 3 mini albums and 20 singles (the 21st being released on March 1). Until this year, she still performed songs for anime credits, including several very popular and beloved ones. In 2014, in addition to the beginning of her work with Hiroyuki Sawano, we note her unique collaboration with the famous composer Yoko Kanno for the end credits song terror in Resonance, Dare ka, Umi wowhich had also enabled him to win in 2015 the Second Prize of the Music Jacket Awards. Also in 2014, Aimer worked on the series for the first time Fate of TYPE-MOONwith three songs that were used in the visual novel Fate/hollow ataraxia on playstation Vita. She continued in 2015 with two songs that became very famous for the anime adaptation of Fate / stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] by ufotable, Brave Shine, used for the second opening credits, and LAST STARDUST. We also note in 2016 his collaboration with the singer chelly of the group EGOIST. Together they perform nineliea song composed by Hiroyuki Sawano for the end credits of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
In 2016, she continued her collaborations with renowned composers with the album daydreamwhere we find songs composed by taka (ONE OK ROCK), Takahito Uchisawa (androp), Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS), Takuya Ohashi and Shintaro Tokita (SukimaSwitch), as well as TK (Lingtosite Sigure). This is where the real beginning of his collaborations with many composers is located, not only for singles, albums or anime, but also for commercials and events. 2017 also marks an important event in his career: the start of his collaboration with the famous Yuki Kajiura for the end credits of animated films Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel]which adapt the road of the same name from the visual novel Fate/stay night by TYPE-MOON. We had the opportunity to present the work of Yuki Kajiura in an article dedicated to the anime adaptation of Deemo and in a file dedicated to the music of the series Xeno.
Among the many other anime that Aimer performed songs for credits: The Yokai Pact / Natsume’s Book of Friends, after the Rain, vinland Saga, fire force, Mo Dao Zu Shi, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Pleasure Quarter and lately chain saw man in addition to NieR:Automata Ver1.1a. She has also performed songs for drama and film credits, such as Kasane, Les Miserables: Owari naki Tabiji and Your Turn to Kill / Anata no Ban Desu. Loving was also in charge of a song on the game’s fifth anniversary. Azure Lane.
For his eighth real album, WalpurgisAimer and his team had decided to go further, with an anime in three episodes titled night world / Yoru no Kuni. In addition, in this album, there is a special track composed by Yuki Kajiura, wonderland. Finally, we also note his multiple passages on the YouTube channel TEA FIRST TAKE, which are quite recent. They were eagerly awaited, but a few years ago, we could still doubt it since Aimer used to hide her face, even during concerts and shows where she appeared. Although she is very active on Twitter with her team, she talks little about her private life, but on December 31, 2022, she announcement his marriage to Masahiro Tobinaione of the composers of agehasprings, who has worked with Aimer since its debut in 2011.
Excerpts from his concerts
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NieR:Automata Ver1.1a: Long version of the opening credits song is available, singer Aimer introduced – Nintendo-Difference
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