LOS ANGELES (Aug. 12, 2016) – SQUARE ENIX 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 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. I Will Be is an evocative ballad, while her rendition of Stand 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-from-final-fantasy-xv/id1141435864.