Skrillex & Hikaru Utada’s ‘Face My Fears’ hits the Hot 100

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Kingdom Hearts fans have been waiting over a decade for the Final Fantasy-meets-Disney game’s third installment. The second edition, Kingdom Hearts II, was released in December of 2005 on PlayStation 2, and was followed by a whirlwind of spin-offs across several gaming systems—a process spawned from the perpetual push for innovation in the entertainment sector. It wasn’t until 2013 that the franchise developers (Square Enix & Sony) announced III’s release date.

The exhaustive buildup to the third release meant any announcement would generate astronomical buzz, including Skrillex‘s involvement in its theme song. On January 18, following some teaser footage, the famed producer released his collaboration “Face My Fears” with Japanese-American singer/songwriter Hikaru Utada. Since then, the track has reached the masses and—two days before the games official drop date—entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #98.

Now, with Kingdom Hearts III officially on the scene, the track is bound to keep climbing. Give it another listen and, to all those patient fans, happy gaming!

Skrillex and Hikaru Utada share ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ collaboration

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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 co-wrote the opening theme song for Kingdom Hearts 3

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OWSLA founder and prolific gamer, Skrillex, has been tapped by Kingdom Hearts to help create the theme song for their forthcoming third installment of the game.

Skrillex has been a devoted fan of the action role-play video game—which was originally launched by Disney and Square Enix back in 2002—for years, posting a still of the characters to his Instagram back in 2016.

The theme track, dubbed “Face My Fears,” is to be co-written by Poo Bear, as well as J-pop queen, Utada Hikaru, who championed the Kingdom Hearts instant-classic, “Simple and Clean,” (originally written for her Japanese audience as “Hikari”) more than 10 years ago. It’s unclear if Skrillex’s amped-up, bass-friendly bearings will pervade into the new theme; but nonetheless, the dubstep pioneer’s affinity for gamey sound design renders him an exemplary candidate for the task.

H/T: Newsweek

Skrillex Tapped For Kingdom Hearts 3 Opening Theme

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I can’t be the only one who has distinct nostalgic flashbacks from the first time I heard Utada Hikaru’s “Simple and Clean,” in the opening of the original Kingdom Hearts for Playstation 2. A deep, driving melodic jam that sucks the listener in almost immediately and sets the tone for the incredible world that is

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