In einem Statement schreibt Pallett:
"I began playing solo violin shows in 2004. Although it was essentially a solo project, I named the band Final Fantasy, as the experience--and the tone of the material--was reminiscent of the hours and hours I had spent as an adolescent playing those epic JRPGs.
But the laws of trademark infringement exist for good reason, and so I am voluntarily retiring my band name. In the new year, my record Heartland is coming out, and it is my first to be released in many territories, including Japan.
With this in mind, I feel it is in my own best interests to definitively distinguish my music from Square/Enix's games. So, I am no longer playing shows as Final Fantasy. Subsequent releases, including Heartland will be issued under my own name, Owen Pallett."
Im Statement dankt er den Spieleherstellern Square/Enix, die ihn also offentlich nicht zu dem Schritt gezwungen haben. Ältere Releases sollen künftig auch unter dem Namen Owen Pallett zu finden sein. Das neue Album "Heartland" erscheint am 11. Januar 2010 bei Domino Records.
Hier gibt's vorab einen kostenlosen Download aus dem neuen Werk.