Florence Welch takes on the Ben E King classic for new video game
Florence And The Machine have covered Ben E King classic ‘Stand By Me’ for the new Final Fantasy video game.
Florence Welch’s take on the song features in the trailer for the latest game in the best-selling franchise, Final Fantasy XV. Watch and listen below. The cover begins at the 1.10 mark.
“I’ve always seen Final Fantasy as mythical, beautiful and epic,” Welch says in a statement. “‘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.”
Meanwhile, Florence Welch recently duetted with Rufus Wainwright on a reworking of a Shakespeare sonnet, recorded for Wainwright’s new Shakespeare-inspired album.
Welch is also set to collaborate with Skrillex and Diplo, the electronic duo known as Jack Ü.