Skrillex, Poo Bear & Hikaru Utada's Kingdom Hearts Theme Is Here: Watch
There's nothing scary about the new Kingdom Hearts theme song "Face My Fears," but it is decidedly Skrillex-ian. The producer is famously a fan of the Disney and Square Enix crossover video game series. News broke in September that he and frequent collaborator Poo Bear joined Japanese pop star Hikaru Utada for the Kingdom Hearts III theme, and today (Dec. 10), fans get a first listen.
"Face My Fears" is an electronic ballad featuring Skrillex's signature filtered vocal technique over a bouncing, future bass rhythm. The cinematic build only makes the stark drop hit even harder. Fellow video game enthusiast Porter Robinson is a fan. He congratulated Skrillex on a job well done in a friendly tweet.
The song is teased in the game's official movie trailer. Kingdom Hearts III is slated for release Friday, Jan. 25. "Face My Fears" is now available for preorder.
Watch the trailer below.
Here's a sneak peek at how the epic adventure begins --— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) December 9, 2018
Check out the #KingdomHearts III opening movie trailer, featuring the first listen of @utadahikaru & @skrillex's song "Face My Fears"! --
Pre-order the song from 9pm PST today/12am EST tomorrow!
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congratulations man, i know how much KH means to you! this mix gives me goosebumps. i keep thinking about how it captures the essence of 2018’s popular electronic music in very much the same way the PlanitB remix did in 2002. --— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) December 10, 2018