We are getting a new opening song for Kingdom Hearts III. It’s called “Face My Fears”, and it is a collaboration between Hikaru Utada and Skrillex. The new track will be released in January of next year, and I can’t be the only one to want to give that a listen. I would assume it has been in production for a little while if it is being added to the game.
Originally, the two artists didn’t intend to write a new song. Skrillex was going to remix the current theme “Don’t Think Twice”. Because they are friends, they decided to go a different direction and write a new song produced by Poo Bear. (I am looking at the press release, and it is spelled Poo, not Pooh, so I guess Disney can’t go after him.) If you want to get a feel for his abilities, he produced the single “What Do You Mean?” for Justin Bieber.
I am still having reservations about “Don’t Think Twice” (the beat starting around 53 seconds into the song drives me nuts), but I will reserve judgment on “Face My Fears” until I hear it. Skrillex has won eight Grammy Awards, and Square Enix liked it enough to add it to the game. I know nothing about music or making games, so it’s time for an open mind.
I am less concerned about the game itself. The trailers show some amazing worlds with characters from Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story. As you might imagine, we are very excited to play Kingdom Hearts III on January 29th.
Press Release from Square Enix
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.