Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 17:15]: Pretty much a week to the hour later, Ed Sheeran has dropped the music video for his Pokémon collaboration song 'Celestial'.
What's more interesting, however, is that The Pokémon Company states that the song "will be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!" We're thinking it's either an opening theme or the end credits song, but hey, maybe Ed Sheeran is a resident of Paldea? Who knows. We're worried about Eevee in the video though — its face looks a little different.
The video was inspired by Sheeran's fascination with the Pocket Monsters, and features some of his favourite Pokémon. The sketches in the video were done by artist Yu Nagaba.
Sheeran had this to say about the collaboration, along with his love of Pokémon, in a press release from The Pokémon Company:
"I've played Pokémon since I was in primary school... Me and my brother used to have different versions of the games and would trade Pokémon together until we each completed our Pokédex. I loved the cards but the games are what I lost myself in. I loved the whole world they created; it kept me distracted if there was negative stuff happening in my life/school that I wanted to avoid. It was a world I could escape into and I've played it ever since.
Even though I'm 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I'm on tour. It's such an honour to add a song into a Pokémon game and shoot a nostalgic video too. I hope you guys enjoy the song and video - it was a blast to film!"
You can watch the music video — which we think kids and Pokémon fans will love — above!
Original article [Thu 22nd Sep, 2022 17:15 BST]: The hugely popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be collaborating with Pokémon on a new song called 'Celestial', releasing very soon on September 29th.
The song marks another partnership between Sheeran and The Pokémon Company, who joined forces last year on Pokémon GO to perform a very special in-game concert.
It's not known exactly what the song will entail at this time, but the title perhaps suggests some references to legendary Pokémon, maybe Mew or Celebi. If you've got any thoughts or ideas on what it could all be about, be sure to let us know! Sheeran posted a brief snippet of the song on his YouTube channel earlier this week, though it doesn't shed a great deal of light.
Ed Sheeran is well known for his affection for the Pokémon franchise, having previously expressed his love for Pokémon Black with a rather straightforward tweet over a decade ago:
We'll be sure to keep an eye out for Celestial's release on September 29th!
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