Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Ryota Kikuchi arranges and performs “Aerith’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VII on piano, initially composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Additionally, Mai Kondo recorded and mixed it.
This particular theme doesn’t necessitate any introduction, as it isn’t a stretch to call it one of the most iconic songs in the entire franchise and even gaming as a whole. While it would’ve been a bit more interesting to see a more unconventional instrument be used to arrange this soothing track, it’s still done fantastically.
You can listen to the piano cover of “Aerith’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VII below:
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