Sheeran debuted a fresh track titled, “Celestial,” which will be featured on the upcoming Scarlet and Violet soundtrack.
Along with the release of the song came a special music video that features Sheeran, who is an avid Pokemon fan, getting through the day with a little help from his favourite pocket monsters.
“I’ve played Pokemon since I was in primary school,” Sheeran said of his love for Pokemon. “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.”
He continued, “Even though I’m 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokemon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I’m on tour. It’s such an honour to add a song into a Pokemon game and shoot a nostalgic video too.”
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are due out for Switch on November 18.