For the 25th anniversary of Pokemon there were a few world-renowned artists who composed songs dedicated to the popular saga. The last to join this initiative, especially due to the ever closer release of Pokemon Scarlet and Purple, has been Ed Sheeran by collaborating with The Pokemon Company for the theme Heavenly.
This song will appear in future installments of the series for Nintendo Switch and is accompanied by its own video clip. Throughout several scenes we can see the English singer showing his great passion for the franchise, since in them some of his favorite Pokemon appear, helping him with some of the most daily tasks of his day to day.
For Ed Sheeran it must have been like going back to his childhood, because the artistic direction has been based on the doodles that he drew as a child. He has not even hesitated to go on a trip to Ibiza with his inseparable stuffed animal Snorlax, so it seems that wherever he goes Pokemon has a great presence in his life. At least that is what the video clip makes clear and he himself has stated:
“I’ve played Pokemon since I was in elementary school. My brother had one version and I had the other so we could trade Pokemon and complete our Pokedex. I liked the cards too, but with the games I could spend hours and hours. I loved the world that appeared in them and they helped me avoid and distract myself from the negative things that happened to me at school or in life in general. It was a world I could escape from. I have not stopped playing since then. Although I am now 31 years old, I still I carry the same Game Boy Color with me when I’m on tour to play Pokemon Yellow and Pokemon Silver on planes and trains. It’s an honor for me to contribute a song to a Pokemon game and also to be able to record such a nostalgic music video. I hope everyone enjoy it. I had a blast doing it!”
Celestial will be an anthem for the players of Pokemon Scarlet and Purplethe editions that will welcome the ninth generation of the saga and that will go on sale on Nintendo Switch on November 18th.