Honestly that felt quite surreal. As I mentioned before, my love for music was initially caused by the FF7 soundtrack, and it then got bigger the more Final Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts games I played because of their incredible soundtracks.
Seven years ago now, I decided to start making music with no prior skills or knowledge, with the goal of eventually writing music for a FF game in some shape or form, both to show myself and the world that it’s possible to embrace oneself’s dreams, no matter what they may be.
Most people who discovered me through the Funk remix probably don’t know this, but on the lead up to this, I’ve spent several years writing Cinematic Orchestral covers of FF as a way to show my passion for the brand, and maybe get noticed by the composers!
When that happened with Square Enix & Soken, to me it felt like all the years of work led to something, and nothing gets close to the sense of gratitude I felt that day.
Not only because Soken, -the legend-, did an incredible honor to me. I was also grateful to see how inspired people were by what was happening.
It may sound cheesy but inspiring people is at the core of everything that I do. At the end of my journey, what I’d love to be able to say is “If I made it, so can you. Go do it!”.