Over the weekend, Utada Hikaru performed at Coachella, and the Kingdom Hearts audience in attendance was clearly very happy to be there. The singer opened with “Simple and Clean”, which is the song most closely associated with the first Kingdom Hearts The game and the series in general. This wasn’t the only course dealt with attendees at KH; Utada Hikaru also performed “Face My Fears”, the opening song of Kingdom Hearts III. Naturally, the singer also did a number of extra tracks from their date, and it definitely looks like it was a great performance overall!
A clip of Utada Hikaru’s performance of Coachella’s “Simple and Clean” was shared on Twitter by user @aitaikimochi, and can be found in the tweet embedded below.
UTADA HIKARU OPENED WITH SIMPLE AND CLEAN IN COACHELLA AHHHHH!!!!!! I cried 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/FE4RCnM9er
– ☆ オ ー ー ー Audrey ☆ (aitaikimochi) April 17 2022
It’s hard to overstate the impact of Utada Hikaru’s music on the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and how inspiring their music has been to audiences around the world. Since Square Enix released the original Kingdom Hearts Back in 2002, the series became one of the most beloved of all games. The singer has been in touch with Kingdom Hearts ever since, providing songs on all three numbered entries in the series. The responses to the above tweet are full of Kingdom Hearts fans who are jealous of not being able to attend, and it’s pretty easy to see why!
Earlier this month, Square Enix officially pulled the curtain Kingdom Hearts 4, the next installment in the RPG series. At this time, little information has been revealed about the game, despite rumors that it could include characters and items from the Star Wars franchise. It’s too early to say if Utada Hikaru will have a song in the next match, but given their close association with the franchise, and the affection Kingdom Hearts fans have for the singer, it seems like a safe bet they’ll be back. For now, fans of the series will have to wait and see!
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