During the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event tonight, a new version of the classic song “Stand by Me” played. If that voice sounds familiar, that’s because it was done by none other than Florence and the Machine. What’s more, it’ll be the theme song for the game. Most will remember Florence as the people behind the haunting version of “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” from Dragon Age II.
Just like most Florence songs, strings and bass will be included in the song. As Florence Welch describes, she’s always viewed the series as “mythical, beautiful, and epic”. Eventually, she wanted to get in on video game music and met up with Square Enix. She views Stand by Me as one of the “greatest songs of all time”, and hearing it, it’s hard to disagree.
Keep coming to Twinfinite for more information on Final Fantasy XV! We finally got a release date: September 30!