In anticipation of the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XV, Florence + The Machine has released three new songs that will be featured on the game. This is the first time Flo + co has released new music since their last album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in 2015. Two of the songs titled, “Too Much is Never Enough” and “I Will Be” are originals, and the third song “Stand By Me” is a cover of Ben E. King.
Take a listen to all three songs below:
Triple J reports that this is the first time a UK artist has been used for on a Final Fantasy soundtrack. The video game has a long history of primarily featuring Japanese artists. Rolling Stone also reported that Florence explained the collaboration saying:
“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. 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.”
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