The Florence + The Machine has released a special collaboration recorded for the upcoming video game Final Fantasy XV.
The three tracks, Too Much Is Never Enough, I Will Be and Stand By Me, were recorded in London. Too Much is a cinematic epic, featuring sweeping strings and Florence’s rich, emotive vocals while I Will Be is an evocative ballad and her take on Stand By Me gives the Ben E King classic a beautiful, melancholy edge.
“I was listening to radio and there was a two hour program about classical music in videogames. It was so inspiring and a whole scope of music that I didn’t know about,” Florence says of her decision to get involved in the project. “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.”