Grammy-nominated Florence + the Machine was featured tonight during one of the new trailers revealed. Oh what a beautiful rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” she did. Florence Welch says:
“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.”
I am not going to lie, I teared up during the trailer. She did such a beautiful job with the song, and when you put it beside the beautiful world of Final Fantasy XV, you get a spine tingling mixture of beauty and awe. Below are both the trailer the song was heard in, as well as a behind the scenes look at the making of the song. Enjoy, and it is okay to cry.