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CMTEN – MUSIC BOX

Bubbling up with a distinct and diverse sense of sonic alchemy, 19-year-old CMTEN unveils his anxiously awaited debut EP, MUSIC BOX, available today on Masked Records/Warner Records and features the track “angel (so bad),” which premiered earlier this week on Apple Music. Click HERE to stream MUSIC BOX EP.

This nine-song project ebbs and flows between manic electronic transmissions, warm piano, and simultaneously shuddering and soothing vocalizations moving in sync at full throttle towards 21st century pop oblivion. There are wide variations with each song in terms of content, style, and even genre. You get Nintendo-inspired songs and you also get punk. “angel (so bad)” pairs heavenly keys and warbling vocal delivery as he details romantic follies. Then, there’s “sorry I don’t get what you’re saying” where gorgeous piano underscores ponderous lyrics. Everything culminates on “walking to a place I’ve never been.” Acoustic guitar wraps around thumping bass as he cleverly decries, “Open up the spreadsheet, tally all my mistakes,” before one last hypnotic hook.

CMTEN explains: “Although MUSIC BOX is technically an EP, I see it more as a random collection of cool-ass music. The project consists of several songs that vary drastically in style, coming together to showcase every little thing that makes the creation of music so fulfilling to me. Whether a track is something emotional, experimental, or just straight-up fun, each has a special place in my heart. I’m constantly experimenting with different sounds, styles, and influences, so it only makes sense that my debut body of work reflects that. So, when it comes down to it, MUSIC BOX is all about the magic of making music just for the hell of it. I love these songs, and I hope you will, too.”

After racking up nearly 60 million total streams thus far and averaging 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, CMTEN set the stage for the EP with a series of fan favorites, including the title track “MUSIC BOX,” “BORED” and “ALONE” feat. RILEY THE MUSICIAN. Of the latter, Lyrical Lemonade raved, “These two use all the passionate and learned energy in their bodies to craft together a brief, yet impactful experience that not only proves these previously-mentioned ideas, but at the same time, an experience that stands out as a simply blissful pop offering by itself.” He also caps off the EP with his 2020 breakthrough single  “Never Met!” feat. Glitch Gum.

In the seventies, eighties, or nineties, this story might’ve started in a garage with a guitar…However, the genre-smashing artist, songwriter, producer/mixer, vocalist, and San Francisco Bay area native unassumingly turned his University of Utah dorm room into ground zero for Glitchcore in early 2020. Translating a passion for old school pop punk and the likes of 100 gecs, Porter Robinson and Soundcloud Rap into a sound of his own, he uploaded “NEVER MET!” and organically attracted a groundswell of support to the tune of 30 million total streams, 1 million-plus TikTok videos, and more.

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Origin of a Villain in New Marvel Series: KANG THE CONQUERER

This August, it’s time to tell the definitive origin story of one of Marvel’s greatest villains: Kang the Conqueror! Announced earlier today on the This Week in Marvel podcast, the Avengers and Fantastic Four foe will star in his first ever solo series that will tackle the complex saga behind the universe’s most fearsome time-travelling menace. KANG THE CONQUERER will be written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, the popular writing duo known for their work on Joyride, Green Arrow, and Star Trek: Year Five, with art by Carlos Magno (Avengers Mech Strike). Together, this all-star creative team will unravel Kang’s enormous legacy from his expansive backstory to his various alternate selves, tying everything together and catapulting him into his biggest era yet.

The new series will be a love letter to True Believers who treasure the complicated tapestry behind the saga of Kang, while also serving as a perfect entry point for fans eager to learn the fascinating lore behind one of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s most iconic creations. Like many other series starring villains, it’s bound to be intriguing, offering a new look into a complicated character!

The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways, and even—on rare occasions—a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror. But the truth, like with many Marvel villains, is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path. 

“Time may mean nothing to Kang, but Kang means everything to us. This is the book we’ve been wanting to write for years,” Lanzing said. “It’s a total dream come true for Collin and I to be making our Marvel debut, we’re best friends who first met through a mutual love of Young Avengers, Runaways, and Ultimate Spider-Man. But to make our first mark with a character as storied as Kang the Conqueror, on a very personal pitch we never in a million years thought would be greenlit, is a genuine honor. Carlos Magno is delivering jaw-dropping work that recalls the exacting detail and operatic emotion of Kang’s co-creator Jack Kirby. We’re genuinely stunned by every new page. Add the brilliant colors by Espen Grundetjern, letters by the Marvel master Joe Caramanga, and the insightful leadership of our editor Alanna Smith, and you’ve got a team worthy of one of Marvel’s greatest unsung characters.”

“Kang has been a nefarious force in the Marvel Universe nearly as long as it’s existed, but the true crime here is that he’s never had a solo series. The fact that we’re the ones who get to bring Kang’s complete story to life for the first time is an incredible honor,” Kelly added. “KANG THE CONQUEROR isn’t just an origin story; this is a life story. When young and jaded Nathaniel Richards discovers the ancient lair of his Latvarian ancestor Victor Von Doom, his life is changed forever by a man he should never have met: Kang himself! From the last days of the Cretaceous to the war-torn world of Jack Kirby’s year 4,000, from ancient Egypt to the stars themselves, KANG THE CONQUEROR is a story that unpacks the told, and untold, moments of Kang’s life through a human lens. Powered by his love of the enigmatic Ravonna Renslayer, and fueled by the hatred of who he will become, this is a cross-time epic for everyone who has ever rejected who they were supposed to be.” 

KANG THE CONQUERER hits stands on August 18th! For more information, click HERE.

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Claire Rosenkranz – Frankenstein

After generating over half-a-billion streams and topping off multiple year-end lists in 2020, singer-songwriter Claire Rosinkranz is back with a brand-new single entitled “Frankenstein” today via slowplay/Republic Records. Listen to “Frankenstein”—HERE

Another catchy bop, “Frankenstein” uses cowbell to hold down the guitar-laden beat as Claire adds her own 21st century spin to the song inspired by The Cardigans’ classic 90’s hit “Lovefool.” It’s a fun, lighthearted track that’s perfect for summer listening.  

About the track, she shared, “I imagine somebody who’s been in a bunch of past relationships, and they haven’t worked out for whatever reason. The guy is just too egotistical. So, you’re fed up and actually try to Frankenstein your perfect boy together. It’s honestly innocent, carefree, and cute.”

The song heralds her forthcoming sophomore EP—due out this summer.  

About Claire Rosinkranz 

Southern California singer, songwriter, ballerina, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Rosinkranz grafts the coming-of-age experience onto D.I.Y. soundscapes often cooked up by her dad in the garage. Within a year, the 17-year-old has eclipsed over half-a-billion total streams and received widespread acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Variety, Coup de Main, Buzzfeed, Genius, and more. OnesToWatch championed her as one of its Top Artists To Watch in 2021,” while New York Times and Billboard named her breakout anthem “Backyard Boy” among “The Best Songs of 2020.” Along the way, Claire collaborated with the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Role Model, and Clinton Kane and earned the support of Olivia Rodrigo, Tai Verdes, Lexi Jayde, and 347aidan.

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Sam Fischer – Simple

Fresh off the back of his duet with Demi Lovato on “What Other People Say” and his hit single “This City,” Sam Fischer releases “Simple” via RCA Records–an ode to overcoming difficulties in relationships to bring it back to simpler times. Listen HERE.

He said: “I wrote this song through one of my lower points of the last year, but it’s one of my favorite songs. Relationships have their struggles, even in normal times–and this year has been anything but normal. It’s hard to be there for someone when you’re struggling to be there for yourself. I’m grateful to be with an amazing woman who is willing to fight through the hard times to get back to the simple love that started everything.”

Sam’s debut single ‘This City’ is currently sitting on over 500 million worldwide streams and was Top 20 in the UK for 11 weeks. The track has gone double platinum in Australia, platinum in the UK and Gold in the US, New Zealand and Switzerland. He’s also had some incredible US TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show With James Corden.

Sam Fischer first introduced while in college featured in Alex Preston’s “Heartbeats,” gaining traction with 2018’s Not a Hobby. Touring North America with friend Lewis Capaldi, he wowed crowds with his buoyant personality and excellent lyrics. Now based in LA, he not only has received acclaim for his own work, but continues to solidify his spot as one of the hottest current writers, having worked with global pop superstars including Ciara, Lennon Stella, Louis Tomlinson, Elle King, Jessie J, Virginia To Vegas and many more.  

However, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Sam, who endured his own heartache to achieve his dreams. With the promise of a recording contract in the bag, he set off to LA only for the deal to vanish. After months spent doing small time songwriting gigs and local acapella work he finally received his break with “This City” which has been just the amazing start of an exciting new chapter in his career.

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Dominique – Soulja Life Mentality

Artist, multi-platinum producer, and entrepreneur Dominique drops his new single “Soulja Life Mentality” via Win 1st Records. Dominque delivers cinematic bars blanketed by boasting beats as he gives fans a powerful preview of this forthcoming debut project True Story. “Soulja Life Mentality” is available to purchase and stream on all music platforms. Listen HERE.

“Soulja Life Mentality” pulls the curtain back on Dom’s experiences navigating as a first-generation Black Man in America and the armor that he, along with many Black men alike, must be equipped with for survival, both in metaphorical and grave literal senses. 

“Soulja Life Mentality is a story of frustration that most are familiar with. You got the world on your shoulders, but you have to deal with it alone because you can’t trust too many people. You get views from a Black Man in America here that’s questioning the lack of collective identity. It’s a true story to many men out here; we not only have to be cautious of the people who are hired to keep us safe, but we also have to be wary of our own people.”

“Soulja Life Mentality” follows the success of Dominque’s recently acclaimed singles: “The Player Way” and “The Code.” All three singles will feature on his forthcoming project True Story, which will soon release.

About Dominique

After a knee injury ending his football career during his senior year of college, Dominique switched gears to being a record producer overnight. A proud Guyanese American originally from Broward County, Florida, he began crafting his signature sound that has attracted both mainstream and international superstars. He’s worked with artists such as the late Juice WRLD, T.I., Fivio Foreign, French Montana, Yo Gotti, YFN Lucci, T-Pain, Montana of 300, Maxo Cream, Burna Boy, Lil Yachty and more. Dominique has songs reaching RIAA certified Platinum and Gold, along with over 130 million streams of Spotify alone. 

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Chloe Flower – Tamie

Following the success of her singles “Get What U Get” and “Flower Through Concrete,” pianist, composer, and producer Chloe Flower—who stole the show with Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards—has announced the release of her self-titled debut album on Sony Music Masterworks, out July 16, 2021.

The album is in three acts: I. Innocence, II. Suffering and III. Hope. It was composed, produced and recorded in the artist’s New York City apartment during the Covid-19 pandemic. It features spoken word from Deepak Chopra and an interpretation of Billie Eilish’s chart-topping hit “Bad Guy.” 

In conjunction with today’s announcement, Chloe Flower is releasing her latest single, “Tamie,” from the album. Chloe dedicates the song to her dear friend of the same name and has imbued it with the beauty and resilience of their Asian identity; thus releasing it in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Of the music video, Chloe notes “It’s a celebration of our Asian heritage and culture, and was shot at a classical Chinese garden. As our communities are being targeted with anti-Asian rhetoric and violence, now is the time to celebrate Asian American pride, culture and the positive impact our community has had on the world.” 

Encompassing sweet melodies, hip-hop, and trap beats, Chloe Flower is a modern-day classical sensation, pushing the boundaries with her unique self-created “Popsical” genre: a blend of pop and classical. Of her album Chloe states: “I was thinking about the life cycle. You start with innocence; born with a clean state. Throughout life there is suffering which hardens you. But there’s always hope for something better.”

Stating further: “I want people to listen to the album as a whole body of work, which is why I have a prelude and a finale as well as the three acts. The ultimate goal was to make an album that inspires listeners, and makes people hopeful. It’s new, edgy and a sound that is authentic to me.  Even though my music has no lyrics, I still have something [to] say.

The quality of Chloe’s technique and modern musical viewpoint sets her apart. This is a collection that will hopefully establish the artist as a force to be reckoned with. She modernizes the genre of classical music to create something that is totally unique, different and beautiful. 

About Chloe Flower

Chloe Flower is the most talked about pianist in the world following a show-stopping performance with Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Chloe is an official Steinway Artist, composer, producer, activist, and fashion influencer who began playing piano at the age of two. Chloe Flower proudly celebrates her Asian heritage and culture and is a fierce advocate for women’s representation—particularly women of color—in the music industry. Chloe sits on the board of directors for the Liberace Foundation, and is a strong voice against human trafficking. She was honoured by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Activism (CAST) and has spoken at the United Nations as a music education ambassador. With the “Popsical” genre, Chloe Flower is pushing boundaries and reaching new audiences. She has collaborated with Babyface, Nas, and Swizz Beats along with producers Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande/Meghan Trainor) and Mike WiLL Made-It (Beyonce/Miley Cyrus) to name a few. 

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Noah Kahan – Part of Me

Vermont singer and songwriter Noah Kahan returns with his new single entitled “Part of Me” out now via Republic Records. Listen HERE.

The introspective anthem reflects a natural progression for the artist. Noah’s signature storytelling and evocative lyrics shine over upbeat guitar and production by his frequent collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Khalid). The momentum of the verses crashes right into the relatable hook as he confesses, “I don’t miss you. I miss the way you made me feel.” Similar to Ed Sheeran, Kahan writes engaging lyrics over a soothing beat, and allows for a relaxing listen.

Of the song, Noah says, “‘Part of Me’ is a song about someone looking back on an almost-romance and realizing that what felt like simply a passing moment of connection between two people was actually far more significant and represented a larger loneliness within. Drifting through life and avoiding feelings for anyone or anything is something I’m far too familiar with, and sometimes one experience with somebody can open somebody’s heart and force them to be vulnerable again. ‘Part of Me’ is about the realization that a seemingly insignificant moment can be far more important that you knew.”

Noah Kahan has quietly emerged as a small town musician with a combination of vivid songwriting and powerful performances (as well as a razor-sharp sense of humor on social media). He’s racked up over half-a-billion streams across his catalogue, picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” (feat. Julia Michaels) and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers and TODAY. His 2020 Cape Elizabeth EP garnered praise from L’Officiel, Atwood Magazine, Variance Magazine, Idolator and more. Not to mention, he’s collaborated with a slew of artists, from Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin. 

“Part of Me” heralds Noah Kahan’s anxiously awaited sophomore album, due for release later this year.

About Noah Kahan

Stepping out of his childhood home located on a 133-acre tree farm in Strafford, VT, which has a population of a little over 1,000, and onto stages worldwide, Noah Kahan introduced one side of himself. Since 2017, he has generated half-a-billion combined streams and views, garnered a Gold plaque for “Hurt Somebody” with Julia Michaels, and launched sold-out headline tours in North America, Europe and the UK. His 2019 full-length debut, Busyhead, attracted acclaim from Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, Idolator, Ones To Watch and more. He performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Late Night With Seth Meyers and TODAY. As he breached radio airwaves and infiltrated popular playlists, he quietly penned songs at a feverish pace. Favoring storytelling, he unveiled another side of himself on 2020’s Cape Elizabeth EP [Republic Records] led by the single “A Troubled Mind.” Following widespread tastemaker praise, he capped off the year with “Pride” feat. mxmtoon and gears up for his sophomore album, set for release in 2021.

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Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Masego will release Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, the deluxe edition of his 2020 EP, via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. The collection includes five new tracks. Masego completely reimagines the EP’s hit single, “Mystery Lady” (feat. Don Toliver) which has amassed over 80 million combined global streams on the TrapHouseJazz Remix, which he shared today. Listen to that HERE. Masego and Toliver recently performed “Mystery Lady” on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Additional new tracks on the deluxe edition include “Bliss Abroad” (feat. Shel), “Smith & Westin” (feat. TeaMarrr), “Well Traveled” and “Yebo/Sema.”

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay leads off with the EP’s original six tracks, which find Masego walking the listener through every phase of a relationship, from its blissful beginnings to its tragic ending. He explored uncharted territory with sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles and enlisted collaborators such as D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez), Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), Don Toliver and Shenseea.

Hailed as a “musical polyglot” by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence as a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian and a DJ. Lady Lady, his 2018 debut album, put him on the map. “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion global streams and been certified Gold by the RIAA. Since the album’s release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antartica. He recently contributed a new song, “Somethin’ Ain’t Right” (feat. JID and Rapsody), to Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.

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Nicki Minaj × Beam Me Up Scotty

NICKI MINAJ RELEASES LANDMARK 2009 MIXTAPE BEAM ME UP SCOTTY ON STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY
 
FEATURING THREE BRAND NEW TRACKS “SEEING GREEN” WITH DRAKE & LIL WAYNE, “FRACTIONS” AND “CROCODILE TEETH (REMIX)” WITH SKILLIBENG
 
Listen HERE

Nicki Minaj, the most successful female rapper of all time, unleashes her groundbreaking 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, on streaming platforms for the first time today. This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the iconic collection, and the first time she has blessed fans with its commercial release.
 
Listen HERE.
 
The seminal mixtape cemented Nicki as a future icon when it initially landed on April 18, 2009.

Recognized as an undisputed landmark release, Beam Me Up Scotty launched Nicki’s first hit “I Get Crazy” [feat. Lil Wayne]. At the time, the song vaulted into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Beyond reworking notable hits such as Soulja Boy Tell’em’s “Donk,DJ Khaled T-Pain’s “Go Hard,” and V.I.C.’s “Get Silly, the 23-track opus heralded Nicki as an elite rapper with expansive vision and earth-shattering promise.  Her signature flow scorched originals such as “Kill Da DJ” and “Keys Under Palm Trees” and placed her in grasp of the throne as Queen
 
Expanding the original tracklisting, she also locks and loads Beam Me Up Scotty with standalone anthems “Boss Ass Bitch (Remix)” and “Chi-Raq” (with G Herbo) as well as three brand new tracks including her new song “Seeing Green” (with Drake & Lil Wayne), “Fractions,” and “Crocodile Teeth (Remix)” (with Skillibeng).” Check out the full tracklisting below.

Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark.  
 
This year, Nicki will also release a new docuseries coming to HBO Max. The series is directed by six-time Emmy nominee Michael John Warren, who made his directorial debut with Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black.” Each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the most challenging and fulfilling times in her life, navigating highs, lows and misguided agendas in her stratospheric rise to fame and her journey to motherhood.
 
Until then, experience Beam Me Up Scotty again or for the first time now and stay tuned for more from Nicki Minaj.

TRACKLISTING:
 

  1. Seeing Green (with Drake & Lil Wayne)
  2. Fractions
  3. Crocodile Teeth (Remix) [with Skillibeng]
  4. Chi-Raq (with G Herbo)
  5. Boss Ass Bitch (Remix) [with PTAF]
  6. Intro
  7. Itty Bitty Piggy
  8. I Get Crazy (feat. Lil Wayne)
  9. Kill Da DJ
  10. Nicki Minaj Speaks
  11. Slumber Party (feat. Gucci Mane)
  12. Shopaholic (feat. Gucci Mane, Bobby V, & F1Jo)
  13. Gotta Go Hard (feat. Lil Wayne)
  14. Nicki Minaj Speaks #2
  15. Best I Ever Had (Remix)
  16. Keys Under Palm Trees
  17. Silly
  18. Easy (feat. Gucci Mane & Rocko)
  19. Nicki Minaj Speaks #3
  20. Envy
  21. Can Anybody Hear Me?
  22. Still I Rise
  23. Beam Me Up Scotty

About Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has set the tone in music, fashion and beauty for more than a decade – making history and building her superstar personal brand along the way. 
 
Minaj was the first Woman with 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, with an astounding 114 entries total to date (the most among female hip-hop acts), two #1 hits, 59 top 40 Hot 100 hits (also a record among female hip-hop acts), and 19 top 10 Hot 100 hits (another record among female hip-hop acts). She also holds the record as a songwriter for the “Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries Among Women in the 2010s.”  Recently, Nicki’s hit “Anaconda” passed 1 billion views on YouTube. She’s the first female rapper to accomplish such a feat on a solo track and now has six music videos with over the billion-view mark. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, her landmark debut Pink Friday sold over 375,000 copies in its first week, according to MRC Data, – the largest sales week for a female hip-hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998. 
 
In addition to music, Minaj has made numerous TV and film appearances, including as a judge on “American Idol” along with film roles in 2014’s “The Other Woman” alongside Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann and 2016’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” She’s also done voiceover for “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” What’s more, she’s had high-profile deals with Fendi, Adidas, H&M, Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Pepsi, released a nail polish collection with OPI and was the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. Her branded lipstick, according to Racked, was the brand’s highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all-time. Not to mention, she is a co-owner of TIDAL, and her BEATS 1 QUEEN radio show stands out as “the highest-rated show in Apple Music history.
 
After a decade since Pink Friday introduced her to the mainstream, 2020 was another big year for Nicki Minaj with two number ones on the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements further sealed her place in history among the most influential artists ever.
 
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Katy Perry × Electric

KATY PERRY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “ELECTRIC” IN COLLABORATION WITH POKEMON

Track Is From Pokemon 25: The Album Compilation, Set For Fall 2021 Release

Limited Edition Electric Merchandise Line Launches Today

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Pokemon’s 25th-anniversary celebration continues with today’s release of iconic recording artist Katy Perry’s new single and video, Electric. Katy, whose love for all things Pokemon dates back to childhood, when she played the original video games on her Game Boy, created the track especially for Pokemon 25: The Album, which will be released this fall by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records. There’s no reason that this life can’t be electric, sings Katy in the anthemic track, which celebrates the joy inherent in pursuing a dream, buoyed by the love and support of friends. Katy’s collaborators on the song include The Monsters & Strangerz and Jon Bellion who teamed up with her on Daisies, a song from her new album Smile and Bruce Weigner. Listen to Electric here.

The official video for Electric helmed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, who directed the Disney feature film Raya and the Last Dragon received a YouTube Premiere with a fan watch party earlier today. The clip follows Katy and Pikachu as they take time out to enjoy nature and reflect on how they have evolved over the years. After a day of exploring, the pair stop at a lighthouse to meditate. Falling into a reverie, they’re taken back in time to the earliest days of Katy’s career. Thanks to encouragement from her friend Pikachu, Katy goes from busking at a farmer’s market to her first club performance. View the video, which was shot in Hawaii, here.

When I visited the Pokemon Café 9; while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So, when I got the call to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated, says Katy Perry. The song’s themes resilience, igniting your inner light have guided my life and also parallel Pokemon’s story and characters. Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, so in the video, you see the younger version of me with Pichu and myself in the present day with Pikachu. We both evolve yet retain a sense of playfulness.

Katy Perry has created a vibrant anthem to help us celebrate 25 years of Pokemon with Electric, an amazing song about recognizing one’s own journeys and evolving, said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing, The Pokemon Company International. We also hope fans around the world enjoy seeing Pikachu team up with Katy in the music video for Electric’s which is a wonderful visual accompaniment to the inspirational song.

A playful Electric-themed merchandise collection was also unveiled today. Explore the offerings of the limited edition line here: Katy Perry Electric Merch . It’s all part of P25 Music, a massive, yearlong music campaign from The Pokemon Company International in partnership with Universal Music Group. Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokemon’s 25th anniversary website at Pokemon 25. The upcoming P25 Music compilation album can be pre-saved at Capital Records.