Pokémon Co. and Ed Sheeran team up for a new song
Sheeran's sharing a new song soon
Just a few weeks back, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran popped up in a Pokémon promo video for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Many were wondering if the two were going to team up for something more substantial down the road, and that has indeed turned out to be the case.
Pokemon Co. has announced that they’ve teamed with Ed Sheeran for the release of a new single. The track, titled Celestial, will see release on September 29th, 2022 via multiple streaming platforms. Other than the artwork above, no other specifics about the song have been shared.
This isn’t the first time Pokémon Co. and Sheeran have teamed up, as the two previously paired for a special concert in Pokémon GO last year. Sheeran also shared a message about this upcoming collab on his Instagram, which you can read below.
I started off with Pokémon cards when the craze hit primary school when I was about 7, then the tv show was on tv so I used to try and record it over the same VHS every week. After this me and my brother shared a game boy and Pokémon blue. I got a game boy colour with Pokémon yellow for my 8th birthday, obsessed was an understatement. Flash forward to me at 31 I still have the same game boy colour and still I play Pokémon silver on long haul flights. I really really love it. It gave me a proper escape as a kid into a fantasy world that seemed to go on and on, and in adult life it’s nostalgia that makes me feel like a kid again.
I met the people from Pokémon when I was travelling in Japan, and we joked about me writing a song for them. But now here we are. Celestial comes out next Thursday, and the video is insanely amazing, animated by the incredible people at Pokémon. I love it, you’re gonna love it. And we all gotta catch ‘em all.