Kingdom Hearts 3 Is Almost Here, Take Sanctuary With Utada Hikaru And Skrillex’s Title Song

Kingdom Hearts 3 Is Almost Here, Take Sanctuary With Utada Hikaru And Skrillex’s Title Song

The opening scene of Kingdom Hearts is iconic. Sora moves through a dream with his friends as Utada Hikaru’s ‘Simple and Clean’ plays. Hikaru’s music has been a huge part of the Kingdom Hearts series and ‘Face My Fears’, Kingdom Hearts 3’s title song, is now available on iTunes.

Working with Skrillex, Utada Hikaru has produced a new title song for Kingdom Hearts 3 that has been floating around for a little while now.

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It’s been a major element of the game’s promotion over the last year and now you can own it on iTunes to help tide you over until Kingdom Hearts 3’s releases on January 29.

Of course, if we’re going to talk about Kingdom Hearts music, we have to start with the classic ‘Simple and Clean’.

This is one of the songs of my childhood, which is particularly odd when you consider that a lot of the other music I listened to around that time was System of a Down and Linkin Park. Yet there’s something magical about ‘Simple and Clean’ that grabs your attention and sets the tone for what Kingdom Hearts is.

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Over the years, Hikaru’s music has had countless remixes. Some have been used in other Kingdom Hearts games, like this remix of ‘Simple and Clean’ from the intro scene of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8. I’m less of a fan of this mix but the song is still super rad.

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It may be possible to separate Utada Hikaru’s music from Kingdom Hearts. I have no intentions of ever trying.

Kingdom Hearts 3’s releases on PS4 and Xbox One on January 29.


  • Seen a few people who were biased against the song before listening because Skrillex was involved. I had a similar feeling as someone whose never really liked dubstep but I heard that Skrillex had branched out a bit (plus it’s still Utada, I mean come on, she’s not gonna release a trash song) so I gave it a chance and honestly I like it a lot. At the very least it works really well with the opening.
    And yes, Simple and clean occupies the same hyper-specific period of my life where I was burning it on a CD to play on a discman along with Linkin Park.

  • FYI A “title song” is a song that literally has the same title as the movie/album/game that it appears on. So if this was a title song/track it would be called “Kingdom Hearts 3”.

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