Recently, Utada Hikaru‘s song “Face My Fears” was registered on the ASCAP website. The alternate title for the song confirms that the track will be used as the opening theme for Square Enix‘s highly anticipated third installment of hte Kingdom Hearts saga, “Kingdom Hearts III.”
The singer will be working with well-known producers Poo Bear, the mastermind behind tracks like Justin Bieber‘s “What Do You Mean,” and Skrillex to bring the song to life. Initially Skrillex, quoted as saying he’s a huge fan of the series, wanted to provide his interpretation of closing track “Don’t Think Twice.” Fortunately for fans of the DJ, Utada and the Kingdom Hearts universe, his initial interest transformed into this fully realized collaboration we’ll be getting come January 2019.
Though fans of the series will have to wait to hear the upcoming track, with singles like “Simple and Clean” and “Sanctuary,” it’s safe to say that Utada will be releasing a song of the century. A collaboration like this, combining two iconic artists, a well-respected producer and one of the most beloved game franchise in the last decade is bound to be nothing short of earth-shattering.
“Face My Fears” will be released on January 18 in both Japanese and English. “Kingdom Hearts III” will follow on January 25.
To hold you over, you can listen to the song that first got Skrillex interested in the collaboration, ending theme “Don’t Think Twice,” to get a glimpse of what’s to come. This new “Kingdom Hearts III” trailer features Disney fan favorite Baymax from “Big Hero 6”!