Just 21 year of age, imase marked his professional debut in December 2021 with the song 「Have a nice day」. His second release 「逃避行」 ("touhikou", meaning "elopement") was a number one hit on TikTok's Hot Song Weekly Ranking on Billboard Japan, while his third release 「Pale Rain」 was a collaboration with Japanese hip-hop artist PUNPEE and Toby Fox, the game designer and composer behind the indie hit game Undertale.
When I was beaten by a powerful enemy, before I challenged a Gym Leader, or with the Pokémon League that I couldn't give up on, a Pokemon Center was always there. I made this song so that the listeners can imagine the Pokemon Center with that kind of emotional attachment! A Pokémon Center in everyone's hearts...
(There are various Pokémon hidden in the lyrics, so please look for them!)
「うたう」 will have its world premiere on Japanese radio on Tuesday September 13th, during the "SONAR MUSIC" program on J-WAVE (81.3FM), hosted by Akko Gorilla, which will air between 10pm and midnight (JST). Overseas fans will need a VPN to listen in to the digital broadcast, which is otherwise geo-locked to listeners in Japan.
The Pokémon Music Collective project is based on the concept of "bringing new music to the world based on the sounds of the "Pocket Monster" game series." The project will connect various artists working in different genres through their Pokémon music compositions, with a regular series of releases planned.
EDIT: The song has now released, and can be streamed worldwide via YouTube.
- 『ポケットモンスター』シリーズのゲームサウンドをもとに新しい音楽を世に届ける” というコンセプトで、さまざまなジャンルで活躍するアーティストが定期的に楽曲を制作しリリースする音楽プロジェクト「Pokémon Music […]www.universal-music.co.jp