FLORENCE + THE MACHINE RELEASES ‘SONGS FROM FINAL FANTASY XV’ – THREE BRAND NEW TRACKS CREATED FOR THE FINAL FANTASY XV UNIVERSE
LONDON (12th August 2016) – Square Enix Ltd., today announced that Songs from FINAL FANTASY XV, a selection of three brand new tracks recorded for FINAL FANTASY® XV by the Grammy-nominated and two time Mercury Music Prize shortlisted Florence + the Machine, is available today.
The special collaboration which includes three tracks, Too Much Is Never Enough, I Will Be and Stand By Me, which were recorded at Air Studios in London with producer and composer, Emile Haynie (Kanye West, Lana Del Rey). Too Much Is Never Enough, is a cinematic epic, featuring sweeping strings and Florence’s rich, emotive vocals. It premiered globally this morning on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw as part of their New Music Friday. I Will Be is an evocative ballad, while her rendition ofStand By Me, as first previewed at the UNCOVERED: FINAL FANTASY XV event in March, gives the Ben E. King classic a beautiful, melancholy edge.
“I’ve always seen FINAL FANTASY as a beautiful and creative game so I don’t think I could have worked with another video game. It wouldn’t have made sense.” – Florence said on her decision to collaborate with FINAL FANTASY XV. “ In some ways the landscape of FINAL FANTASY and my own internal landscape seemed to fit quite well, it’s mythical and beautiful and epic.”
FINAL FANTASY XV Director, Hajime Tabata, also spoke about his excitement for the release of “Songs from FINAL FANTASY XV” – “We are incredibly excited to have collaborated with Florence on both the cover of ‘Stand By Me’ and on the two original tracks inspired by the world and story of FINAL FANTASY XV. Music has always been a hugely important and much beloved part of the FINAL FANTASY series, and with these three tracks we really wanted to create a musical experience to live within the game, and that will transport listeners, whether new to the series or not, into the epic FINAL FANTASY XV Universe”.
Florence + the Machine’s Songs from FINAL FANTASY XV is available now on iTunes.
Songs From FINAL FANTASY XV on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/songs-from-final-fantasy-xv/id1139251218
FINAL FANTASY XV Homepage: http://www.finalfantasyxv.com/
FINAL FANTASY XV YouTube: https://YouTube.com/FinalFantasyXV
FINAL FANTASY XV Twitter®: @FFXVEN
FINAL FANTASY XV Instagram: @FFXV
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