Skrillex and Hikaru Utada share ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ collaboration

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Skrillex and Hikaru Utada share ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ collaborationSkrille Form Arcosanti 2015

Kingdom Hearts III released the trailer to the highly-anticipated role-playing video game last month which featured a sneak peek at the theme song made by Skrillex and Hikaru Utada. Now, the Japanese-American singer-songwriter has released her Face My Fears EP, which includes the full debut of the Skrillex-produced track in both English and Japanese versions. Superstar gamer Ninja, who took a dip into the EDM-isphere with his Ninjawerks Volume 1 compilation project late last year, took to Twitter to praise the song, equating it to the reason EDM belongs with gaming.

Through it’s dynamic and forward-moving hook, the track combines Utada’s serene versework with Skrillex’s signature melodic vocal chops thrown towards a stuttering groove and clicking dance-pop rhythm. Utada also released two additional singles from the EP, “Don’t Think Twice” and “Chikai,” which also feature her stunning bi-lingual vocals.

Skrillex and Hikaru Utada team up for Kindgom Hearts III Theme Song

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Skrillex and Hikaru Utada team up for Kindgom Hearts III Theme SongSkrille Superjam Bonarroo Live

Skrillex had a quiet start to 2018, but the back half of the year has witnessed his return to the spotlight — and it appears there are no plans on stopping in sight. His Dog Blood project with Boys Noize recently resurfaced on Instagram and on the Buku Music + Arts Project lineup, he recently collaborated with Justice, and now he’s going in a whole different direction in producing for Square Enix and Disney’s game collaboration, Kingdom Hearts III.

Specifically, the crossover star worked alongside Hikaru Utada to create the Kingdom Hearts III theme song, which is featured in the newly released opening trailer for the game.  The game is set across a vast array of Disney and Pixar-imagined worlds, and follows the journey of Sora — a young boy and unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe.

Utada and Skrillex’s collaboration is titled “Face My Fears,” and the track is outside Skrillex’s typical atmosphere of cutting notes and hard drops. Instead, softer soundscapes and bubbly synth combinations make for the perfect backdrop for the video game’s storyline.