The Pokémon Music Collective, a music project that "brings new music to the world based on the sounds of the Pokémon series of games", has been announced. The first song, Sing (Utau うたう) by imase, will be released on September 14th, 2022.
The song Utau is said to be based on imase's "love for Pokémon" as he played the Pokémon series, including Pokémon Diamond and Pearl which released in 2006, with great enthusiasm. Names of Pokémon are hidden throughout the lyrics, such as Hitokage.
Prior to its release, Utau will be aired for the first time on J-WAVE (81.3 FM) SONAR MUSIC on September 13th, 2022. Starting with this song, the Pokémon Music Collective plans to release songs produced by various artists on a regular basis.
When defeated by a strong opponent, before challenging a Gym Leader, or the Pokémon League, there was always a Pokémon Center nearby. I created this song so that listeners can imagine the Pokémon Center, which holds such a special place in my heart. I hope that the Pokémon Center will be in everyone's hearts as well....... (There are various Pokémon hidden in the lyrics, so please look for them!)