Listen to MGSV’s ‘Quiet Theme’, now with vocals (played at E3 2015)

At the MGSV E3 2015 booth a familiar song could be heard: the theme fans will recognize from the beginning of the E3 2013 trailer, but this time with vocals. We don’t know the name of the song yet, so until that time fans have called it the ‘Quiet Theme’. You can listen to a recording of this song below (through the noise), thanks to, who uploaded it to their Vimeo channel.

The quality isn’t the best of course, but it’s worth a listen nonetheless.


  • Antonino Truisi

    It is not the voice of Donna Burke maybe is performed by Stefanie Joosten,
    This would explain why ”Quiet Theme”

    • We don’t know the name yet, fans just call it that but it may have nothing to do with the character.

      • Antonino Truisi

        Yes, I mean, maybe that’s why the fans have given this name to the song, someone will recognize the voice of Stefanie and the called them “Quiet Theme”. This is what I mean 😛

        • Ah, gotcha.

        • Vargor92

          According to some fans, it’s called “Quiet Theme” because that’s the song Quiet was humming back at the TGS 2014 demo of TPP.

          • Oh, that’s right.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Wait, so Stefanie is a Model, she can act, she has a good voice and she looks damn fine, and above all she is also cute?

      I need this girl in my life. LOL!

  • Azarul Nazim Abdullah

    “Oh hoooooo oh hoooooo…. word that kills” I just come…

    • Ricardo Oe

      Yeaahh habibis…
      Vocal female..

  • Rone

    ALMOST sounds like the beginning of ‘come sail away’.

  • Pliskin

    It sounds like a Disney princess song (Or maybe it doesn’t. I’ve never seen any Disney princess movies.)

    • Jak

      Aka everything but Lion King and Hercules? Jeez.

      • Pliskin

        I don’t understand what you’re trying to say.
        But I’ve only seen a very small part of Lion King and never seen Hercules. I don’t even recall any Disney movies that I’ve fully seen. Disney movies just aren’t my thing. Hell, most movies in general aren’t really my thing.

        • Jak

          I’m saying nearly every disney animated film is based around a disney princess, just seems odd to be that out of the cultural loop on those.

          • Pliskin

            Well, yea. But like I said, movies in general aren’t really my thing. I’d rather play video games.

  • Cipher

    Sounds like a sad song.
    I see it played a the end with the credits.

    • Jak

      Honestly, he should end this one on Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes.

      Works just as well as it would’ve for Snake Eater.

  • If they don’t make love to this… I’ll make love to it God dammit!

  • quintimnia

    it’s not stefanie, im sure. but not burke’s voice too. someone else, maybe just maybe, cynthia harell? OMG COULD IT BE?

    • Gatsu

      What a thrill…

      • Alberto Sánchez

        Darkness and silence…

        • No Place For Hayter

          Through the night.

          • GeminiGabRiElleSG

            What a thrill

    • Alexandre Saccol

      It is Stefanie Joosten. Check this out at 1:45.

  • Gatsu
  • Tong Ninja
    Donna Burke confirmed she did not sing the song.

    • Yeah doesn’t really sound like her. Wonder who this is.

    • invader_skoodge

      Do you think she was supposed to sing it, but since she lashed out against Konami when that whole KojimaVSKonami thing was going on they changed the singer? I mean she always talked about this song being separate from sins of the father but never said it was sang by someone else. These are all baseless assumptions.

      • Tong Ninja

        Don’t think so, this is Kojima’s game. Maybe Donna Burke didn’t sing this song after all ….

    • Supa Kyatto

      Pretty sure it’s gunna be Stephanie Joosten, Quiets Model actress AND Voice actress, it would make sense.

      • Tong Ninja

        Stefanie has an European accent when she speaks English. The one singing doesn’t. But who knows, maybe she did sing it. 🙂

        We’ll find out when the game comes out.

        • NightShadow

          Lots of singers with accent lose their accent with song. Can’t remember anyone at the top of my head though

          • GeminiGabRiElleSG

            Donna Burke seems to lose her accent when she sings, too.

  • Raymondius

    Could someone write down the lyrics? Don’t really understand them, although it seems it starts like The Boss’ song: “sing a song”… Right?

    • Hm, something like this?

      … the past
      … so free
      And you hold me down
      Should have left it all for you
      For tomorrow
      As the time draws near
      … live in fear
      Could have have left it all for you

      Someone able to add to it / correct it?

      • Raymondius

        Thanks a lot! It’s the first step, someone will be able to add words.

        • Assuming these are correct. 😛

          • Raymondius

            Well, I got some of those too like ‘so free’ and ‘the past’, well I guess we’ll find out very soon… Can’t believe only 73 days left…

          • Gatsu

            Yeah TPP is so close ^____^!

      • invader_skoodge

        What I heard at the beginning was:

        “……………Sing my song.
        Sounds of time will pass.(?)
        They move so free, deep inside(?)
        memories(?) I want to get them too
        So I can see what we mended
        oh hold me down and remember now
        should have left it all for you, for tomorrow
        As the time draws near, will you live in fear?
        Could have left it all for you, when it’s (Cold or gone)(?)

        I can’t make out some of the things because the poor audio and because she’s really stretching those vowels so I don’t know when one word begins and another ends. I don’t know if it’s accurate or not. but I gave it a shot.

    • invader_skoodge

      oops I meant to post it here.

      “……………Sing my song.
      Sounds of………….. past.(?)
      They move so free, deep inside(?)
      memories(?) I want to get them too
      So I can see what we mended
      oh hold me down and remember now
      should have left it all for you, for tomorrow
      As the time draws near, will you live in fear?
      Could have left it all for you, when it’s gone(?)

      what you think?

      • Raymondius

        Nice! Now it makes a bit more sense. Maybe someone can correct you, I sure can’t.

        • invader_skoodge

          I’m 100% half sure that I’m almost certain that maybe these might be somewhat correct or incorrect, perhaps. ;P

          • Raymondius

            I’m absolutely convinced you are 100% right in those things you have said except the ones that are not correct, so rest easy.

  • Mini gear

    Off topic but did anyone else love that desert scarf big boss wore during first gameplay? It makes everything feel cooler with it

  • Melyssa

    This song is gonna make us cry, I freaking KNOW it.

    Maybe when the time to pull the trigger comes? Just imagine Big Boss with his gun on his hand and Quiet’s bloody body in the ground. Add some references to The Boss’s death and start using those kleenex.

    • Jon Tron

      Dont do this… I already have a bad feeling about quiet’s death.

    • Wilda

      Make Cash Now 66$ daily@metalgearinformer

  • RoderickThe13

    That’s truly beautiful. The saddest part in which it could play is when the credits roll 🙁

  • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

    this sounds like another mgs song.

    • Arestras


  • John Rhogan

    Can’t wait to find out if this song is on the soundtrack.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Why are all these awesome songs so hidden, KOJIMA STOP HIDING THINGS FROM US! lol. I just have to wait for the soundtrack, or finish the game which ever comes first, lol, I probably will not listen to it though until I get a chance to hear it in game first though, maybe.

  • turkishgamer35

    once again mgs prove no other game reach this kind of awesomeness tons of trailers and gameplay demos released in e3 watching all of them and thats it but for mgs watching everyday that amazing e3 trailer and gameplay demo i just wait until october and buy this great edition

  • Xomak

    I like it a lot! Way better than when it was just a humming in the E3 trailer.

  • crXss

    they were playing a full version of Sins of the Father too

  • PrinceHeir

    Gonna wait on the full game instead 😛

  • H’m

    This is my one of my fav mgs pieces of music 🙂

    and (not a theme… but ) way to fall and the end of mgs 3 seriously have me man tears

  • John24

    Its Stefanie Joosten by the way….

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