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Listen: Florence + The Machine covering 'Stand By Me' for Final Fantasy XV.

Listen: Florence + The Machine covering 'Stand By Me' for Final Fantasy XV.

In one of the more strange things that Florence + The Machine have done, a trailer has been released for the upcoming 'Final Fantasy XV' video game, and it is soundtracked by their cover of the classic song, 'Stand By Me'.

In a statement, Florence said about the project: “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 and the Machine and the world of Final Fantasy.”

Watch the trailer below, as well as a snippet of Florence talking about the recording...

 

Florence covers 'Stand By Me' for Final Fantasy XV

Stand By Me is one of the greatest songs probably of all time so I was really glad that the game had chosen this song to do. We really wanted to make it our own, bringing it into the world of Florence + The Machine and the world of Final Fantasy XV.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. 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.I was listening to Classic FM and there was a whole 2 hour programme about classical music in videogames. It was so inspiring and a whole scope of music that I didn't know about. It was really fascinating, the music was incredibly beautiful and emotional and I took it as a sort of sign, to see what I can do in this medium.

Posted by Florence + The Machine on Thursday, March 31, 2016

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