A group of more than 1,400 singers have come together to sing Final Fantasy 14’s iconic Close in the Distance track, with video game cover artist Alex Moukala at the helm of the project.
Shared on his Twitter, the song’s arrangement is also by Moukala alongside fellow cover artist Husky by the Geek, while the singers include a number of special guests including Final Fantasy vocal artists Susan Calloway, Amanda Achen, and Paolo Andrea di Pietro.
YouTubers (and musicians) Studio Nicktendo, Enochian Tori, and Lollia Rose also take part, alongside a handful of others. The truly impressive part comes towards the end of the song, however, as 1,400 more members of the Final Fantasy 14 community appear on screen, all singing along too.
FINAL FANTASY XIV – Close In The Distance
(with 1000 singers from the FFXIV community) pic.twitter.com/mw0dHhYMn0
— Alex Moukala (@alex_moukala) July 5, 2022
“I can’t stress enough how much of a difference you all made here,” Moukala said In follow-up tweets. “The 1,000 of you who sent us beautiful submissions and the superb soloists who lent us their voices for this love letter.”
Upon thanking each other contributor, Moukala added: “It’s safe to say this game has changed so many lives. It wouldn’t have been possible without you all.
While he’s most known online for the legendary 30-person Wii jam session, Moukala is an orchestral composer whose music has appeared in several film trailers including Avengers: Endgame. He recently covered the Elden Ring main theme in 15 different styles, from Spanish guitar to trap and traditional Japanese.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.