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Ed Sheeran drops a new song in collaboration with Pokémon


The Ed Sheeran x Pokémon love affair continues

I really like a superb pop star/online game crossover, and fortunately they’re fairly frequent lately. As a part of the upcoming launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Pokémon teamed up with world pop sensation Ed Sheeran, whose new music can be featured within the recreation. 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 just a few. Followers are guessing that it is likely to be used as an finish credit music, or probably 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 may watch in-game. The live performance included performances of six of his most beloved songs, and gamers may discover particular Pokémon as a part of the occasion, together with a Squirtle carrying sun shades. Rapper Put up Malone additionally placed on a digital live performance for Pokémon followers final yr to have a good time the sequence’ twenty fifth anniversary.

Personally I’d like to see extra songs written particularly for video games. Films license well-known artists for his or her tasks on a regular basis — that’s how we obtained bangers like “Sunflower” by Put up 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 finished 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 music for Last Fantasy XV. Then there’s “Popstars” by Ok/DA, which was the theme for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, which was a digital woman group shaped by members of the Ok-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 efficient begin.


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