Series composer Nobuo Uematsu collaborates with singer-songwriter Yosh.
Square Enix has revealed the theme song for upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake.
The unveiling of the song “Hollow” was made via a new trailer in which familiar characters, plot points, and various gameplay elements were shown off.
Alongside this theme song trailer, Square Enix also put out a behind-the-scenes video (embedded below) wherein Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu and collaborator Yosh (singer-songwriter of Japanese rock band Survive Said The Prophet) talk about the creative process of composing “Hollow” as well as what they intend to convey.
“I think it’s more important to let loose and sing emotionally, instead of strictly sticking to the score,” Uematsu suggested to Yosh, citing the outlaw-esque nature of in-game protagonist Cloud as a parallel.
When asked for his inspiration for “Hollow”, Uematsu had a particular image in mind which served as the basis for the theme song.
“There’s rain pouring over a barren, empty place – that’s what I’m visualising in my head. And Cloud is standing there.”
Yosh also had a message for fans: “I’ve been honoured to sing for the remake music! I think we’ve managed to create a historical collaboration of Japanese music and Japanese games, so please check it out. Thank you!”
Music from the remake will be performed in the Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour which starts its worldwide tour this June in Los Angeles, California. Additional information on the multimedia concert can be found on the official tour website.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake soundtrack is scheduled for release early summer.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is developed and published by Square Enix and will be released on 10th April for PlayStation 4.