Earlier this week, ponytail and animal ear headband enthusiast Ariana Grande announced she'll be in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. Square Enix has yet to share the exact date the “Into You” singer’s avatar will join the mobile RPG, but in an effort to hold fans over until then (you know, whenever "then" is), the developer released a behind-the-scenes video and previewed a quasi-new Grande jam. As the pop star tweeted on Thursday, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius will include a remix of Grande's “Touch It.” The reimagined version of the Dangerous Woman tune adds a twist of drama, a few scoops of string instruments, and an entire pitcher of video game to the original. It's a delight.
In the BTS vid, producer Nick Wood explained that this sweeping, sumptuous rendition of Grande's track features a 52-piece orchestra, electronic percussion, and synths. "We’ve done a whole hybrid combination of sounds that I think takes the listener on a very interesting journey," he continued. “I certainly don’t think you’ve heard anything like this from Ariana Grande before, and I think Final Fantasy fans will be very happy to hear something new in this game.”
Ready to go on that interesting journey already? You can check out the Final Fantasy-ified version of “Touch It” here.
And while we’re here, why not give the original version a listen, too?
It's music to my bunny ears.