Any Final Fantasy fanboys in the house? If so, you’re in for a treat. Featuring arrangements from talents such as DJ OMKT & MJ, Hige Driver, Hidekazu Tanaka, Sexy-Synthesizer, Shisotex, (S_S), 203soundworks, Yoshino Yoshikawa, muZik, the3rdmimi, Mitsuto Suzuki, Another Infinity, and Q/11A E0, Square Enix’s highly anticipated album borrows original masterpieces from the likes of Uematsu and Kikuta and masterfully takes each song to a different level. In other words, you are most likely to experience heightened states of euphoria while listening to this stunning record.
But wait, there’s more! Ustream will be hosting a live, worldwide streaming event of Square Enix’sÂ “SQUARE ENIX Presents SQ Party LEVEL1″, to be held at 2.5D in Tokyo, featuring music from SQ Chips this Thursday, September 29th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM JST (That’s Japan Standard Time, folks, so make sure you set your alarms accordingly!).
And remember, SQ Chips features a wonderful list of tracks, including some surprises from Nanashi no Game, Einhander, Final Fantasy XIII, among many others. Here’s your chance to preview one of the most anticipated albums of the year — get to it!
We just got our hands on London-based Sabrina Valenzuelaâ€™sÂ adorable cover of Utada Hikaruâ€™s â€œSimple and Cleanâ€ with a wonderful accompaniment from YouTube pianist, Alex Peniera. As a self-declared video game fan, Sabrinaâ€™s skill as a vocalist shines through, carefully integrating sentimental emotion and passion into one of Square Enixâ€™s most popular theme songs.Â Valenzuela has explicitly utilized her YouTube channel as a means of working to â€œbecome a better singer and songwriterâ€. However, we definitely have to applaud this lovely twenty-one year old YouTube songstress on her absolutely gorgeous voice and continued journey as a soloist.
Peep Sabrina Valenzuelaâ€™s latest video on top. While her VGM-related songs mostly involve Final Fantasy content, check out her YouTube channel here for more cute video game covers.
P.S. Weâ€™ve been thinking about implementing a â€˜Quick Lookâ€™ series with videos and featured songs to ThaSauce to introduce emerging artists and musical twists within the VGM scene. While weâ€™re also on this topic, I want to know what readers would like to see more of. What do you guys think? Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]t and let me know!