This weekend the Coachella festival started its 2022 edition. Among the artists present, there was Harry Styles or Danny Elfman, but it’s a Japanese artist who caused a sensation by going on stage to the delight of fans of Kingdom Hearts.
A bewitching and nostalgic performance
Indeed, it is Hikaru Utada, the non-binary American-Japanese artist who became known internationally thanks to his participation in the musical theme of two opuses of the video game franchise. Kingdom Hearts. Utada gave a performance described as breathtaking and incredible by starting his set with the song Simple and Clean.
Unfortunately, images of his performance are not available on YouTube in all countries, but we can count on a Square Enix fan who posted excerpts on Twitter.
Utada therefore began his performance with the song Simple and Clean then a little later with its title Face My Fearsthe introductory theme of Kingdom Hearts III.
UTADA HIKARU OPENED WITH SIMPLE AND CLEAN AT COACHELLA AHHHHH!!!!!! I CRIED ud83dude2dud83dude2d pic.twitter.com/FE4RCnM9er
UTADA HIKARU ALSO SANG FACE MY FEARS AT COACHELLA- QUEEEEEN!!!!!! ud83dudc51ud83dudc51 pic.twitter.com/m0TqLROuc1
A performance bewitching even if King Mickey Mouse and Sora were not present and who will make all fans of the franchise nostalgic.
Utada continues to produce new songs such as in 2012 when the artist decided to come out of retirement to sing the credits of the film evangelion : 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo. Still, it’s a very good thing to put video game music front and center at the biggest music festival of the year.
Regarding Kingdom HeartsSora was announced as the final additional fighter to join the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But the biggest news about the franchise is the announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV. Unfortunately, we do not yet know the official release date, but we will have to wait a few more years according to Tetsuya Nomura who estimates that this opus will not be released before 2025 at least.