"It's your world, you can do whatever you want to do, however you want to. Nothing's impossible!" So says The Dares' song "It's Your World," which has been announced as the Free Realms theme. Twins Ben and Matt Peterson formed the band, which was recently signed to Jive Records, in 1998 when they were just 8 years old. Martin Lascano has since joined the group, which is based in California.
According to a press release, the track was conceived and composed for Sony Online Entertainment by Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrar. This is the duo that is responsible for the Hannah Montana theme song and many of the tracks from the High School Musical series, so it seems fitting they composed the theme for this kid-friendly MMORPG.
If you'd like to listen to the song before the game is released, just head over to The Dares' Myspace page. And for more information on Free Realms, make sure you check out our lore preview. The full press release regarding the theme song can be found below.
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – April 24, 2009 – The kid-friendly online video game Free Realms is getting an extra shot of attitude from Southern California trio The Dares, who perform the game’s explosive theme song, “It’s Your World.”
“To record the theme song for a video game with as much buzz as Free Realms is epic!,” said Ben Peterson, lead singer of The Dares. “Not only does this song fit in with our sound, but it also gets across the feeling that in Free Realms you can do what you want, when you want.”
The Dares,(www.thedares.com) initially consisting of twins Ben and Matt Peterson, have been writing, recording and performing together for the majority of their lives, and were recently signed to Jive Records. Ben and Matt originally formed the band in their home state of Vermont when they were just eight years old. The band’s songwriting prowess and ace showmanship landed them gigs ranging from all-ages shows to the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch Event in Burlington, VT where they rocked an audience of 10,000. In 2003, the Peterson family moved to California, and Martin Lascano joined the band. Since then, The Dares have won “Best Band” at the Long Beach Battle of Bands, been nominated for two Orange County Music Awards and have made a name for themselves at famous Hollywood clubs such as The Viper Room and Key Club.
The track was conceived and composed exclusively for the Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) game by Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrard. Nevil burst on to the music scene with his international smash hit, "C'est La Vie,” while Gerrard composed mega-hits such as Kelly Clarkson’s number one song, “Breakaway”. Since 2006, Robbie and Matthew have teamed up to co-write and produce many of the biggest “tween” anthems including, “The Best of Both Worlds”, the Hannah Montana theme song. Together they are responsible for many of the key songs from the High School Musical (HSM) series including the showstopper, “I Don’t Dance” from HSM II.
Free Realms brings to life a whimsical virtual world where gamers can explore, compete, raise pets and socialize. This exciting game is a new way for PC gamers to connect online in a safe, family-friendly environment. Free Realms offers a wide variety of gameplay, including exploration, combat, race kart driving, pet raising, minigames and social networking.