Ed Sheeran drops a brand new track in collaboration with Pokémon
The Ed Sheeran x Pokémon love affair continues
I really like a great pop star/online game crossover, and fortunately they’re fairly frequent nowadays. As a part of the upcoming launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Pokémon teamed up with world pop sensation Ed Sheeran, whose new track might be featured within the sport. It’s known as “Celestial,” and the music video is out proper now, that includes acquainted faces like Squirtle, Pikachu, Machamp, and Snorlax, simply to call a number of. Followers are guessing that it may be used as an finish credit track, or presumably as an upbeat opening to the sport.
Consider it or not, this isn’t the primary time that Ed Sheeran has collaborated with the Pokémon model. Final yr, he placed on a digital live performance in Pokémon GO that gamers might watch in-game. The live performance included performances of six of his most beloved songs, and gamers might discover particular Pokémon as a part of the occasion, together with a Squirtle carrying sun shades. Rapper Submit Malone additionally placed on a digital live performance for Pokémon followers final yr to have a good time the collection’ twenty fifth anniversary.
We’ve teamed up with @edsheeran on a brand new monitor! ‘Celestial’ might be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet! ????
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) September 29, 2022
Personally I’d like to see extra songs written particularly for video games. Motion pictures license well-known artists for his or her initiatives on a regular basis — that’s how we obtained bangers like “Sunflower” by Submit Malone and Swae Lee for Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse or “All of the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA for Black Panther.
That’s to not say this hasn’t been accomplished already for video games, although — the instance that involves thoughts is Florence + the Machine’s cowl of “Stand by Me,” which served because the theme track for Ultimate Fantasy XV. Then there’s “Popstars” by Okay/DA, which was the theme for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, which was a digital woman group fashioned by members of the Okay-pop group (G)I-DLE in addition to some western artists. Mainly, I simply need extra songs like these, and this new Ed Sheeran quantity is an effective begin.