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Florence + the Machine contribute music to "Final Fantasy" video game

"Dog Days Are Over" hitmakers Florence + the Machine have created original music for the "Final Fantasy XV" video game

Florence Welch and her band wrote a total of three songs for the project and have treated fans to an EP called "Songs From Final Fantasy XV".

Welch issued a press release about the exciting news and explained that she became inspired after listening to a radio show about the role of classical music in video games:

"I was listening to Classic FM and there was a whole two hour program about classical music in video games. 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."

"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."

The game's creator, Hajime Tabata, added: "We are incredibly excited to have collaborated with Florence. Music has always been a hugely important and much beloved part of the 'Final Fantasy' series, and with these three tracks we really wanted to create a musical experience to live within the game, and that will transport listeners, whether new to the series or not, into the epic 'Final Fantasy XV' universe."

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Watch Florence + the Machine recording songs for the game's soundtrack below:


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