“You’re Not Here” was composed by Akira Yamaoka and sung by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn for the game Silent Hill 3. Yamaoka also played the guitar accompaniment.
I’ve always appreciated video games with a good soundtrack – I think it enhances the overall gameplay. This is especially true for psychological horror games like the Silent Hill series, in which the atmosphere created by the right song can make all the difference.
Keeping true to the concept of the Silent Hill series, Yamaoka’s music often has haunting and melancholic undertones. In the song You’re Not Here, those undertones are then combined with the Rock & Roll of sleepy town Americana.