Katy Perry is teaming with Pokemon for a new music program because it has ‘good messages’: ‘Having a child, I understand it’s important to play’
The 36-year-old pop star is teaming up with the iconic franchise on P25 Music, a new venture to mark Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, and Katy – who gave birth to daughter Daisy in August – was even more keen on the ‘playful’ collaboration now she has become a mother.
‘I love being a part of anything that is playful and is good storytelling and has really good messages to share with the world. Now having a child myself, I understand that it’s so important to play. This is a continued extension of who I am,’ said the Smile singer who has Daisy with fiance Orlando Bloom.
New venture: Katy Perry is teaming up with Pokemon for a new music program. The 36-year-old pop star is teaming up with the iconic franchise on P25 Music, a new venture to mark Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, and Katy – who gave birth to daughter Daisy in August – was even more keen on the ‘playful’ collaboration now she has become a mother
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Katy recalled the ‘amazing’ experience she had visiting The Pokemon Cafe in Japan in 2019.
She told People: ‘I was pregnant when I was there actually, little did I know! It was amazing.
‘It brought up all these wonderful childhood memories.
‘I’ve been going to Japan since I was 17 every year and have always really loved everything that’s been created there.’
Katy admits that she is able to identify with Pokemon’s protagonist Pikachu.
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She explained: ‘I’m really attached to the hero. I know there are others in the game, but I just found Pikachu to be really cute. I understand the story of Pikachu.
‘On the surface, you might just think I’m just cute, have a couple of cute songs. But if you dig deeper, you’ll realise ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ is not just a fun little song!’
The American Idol judge hopes that the Pokemon project gives her fans something to look forward to this year as things are so ‘unknown’.
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Katy said: ‘In this moment of unknown, there are dependable places and characters and institutions and people, and I hope I can be one of them.
‘That’s what I hope for in my personal self, and even in my involvement with this collab.’
On the Pokeman Instagram page it said: ‘You can’t have a party without a playlist—and no playlist is complete without @katyperry! Stay tuned for more exciting musical surprises this year, Trainers! #Pokemon25.’
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