Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna
Despite being busy on her latest North American/European tour, Florence + The Machine has found time to create her own version of Ben E. King’s classic song “Stand By Me”, produced for the soundtrack to the new trailer for the highly anticipated video game Final Fantasy XV. Florence Welch, leader of the band, has stated that “Stand By Me” is one of the greatest songs of all time, so it is hard to replicate it. Instead, she decided to make her own version of it, an original Florence + The Machine take on it.
Florence + The Machine recently embarked on their How Beautiful tour at the beginning of March, kicking it off in Colorado at the Festival Estereo Picnic. The English indie rock band is currently in-between shows but they will resume halfway through April in Austria to play a few shows in Europe. The tour is to promote the band’s latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful released last summer. This is their third studio album, and it has earned the band five Grammy nominations. It was also shortlisted for 2015 Mercury Prize.
Find the incredible cover of “Stand By Me” in the trailer below. The song starts around 1:15: