Florence Welch’s sound can be described as no less than magical. So, it comes as no surprise she was asked to record a song for Final Fantasy XV.
Welch’s cover of Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me” is featured in a trailer for the role-playing video game.
Welch told Stereogum:
I’ve always seen Final Fantasy as mythical, beautiful and epic,. “Stand by Me” is one of the greatest songs probably of all time and you can’t really improve on it, you just have to make it your own. For me it was just about bringing the song into the world of Florence + The Machine and the world of Final Fantasy.
Welch did just that by incorporating majestic harp sounds and amazing vocal range. The song starts near 1:10 into the video, watch it above.
Photo courtesy Florence + The Machine’s Facebook