April 27, 2009
The Dares Rock Free Realms with
"It’s Your World" Theme Song
Song Created Exclusively for Free
Realms by Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrard
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
The Dares 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.