Katy Perry has dropped the music video for her new song ‘Electric’ and it features an unlikely co-star: Pikachu.
In the duo we didn’t know we needed, Perry has teamed up with the iconic Pokémon character in order to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
In a statement (via Pitchfork), Perry explained that the song’s themes also relate to Pokémon‘s cast of characters.
“When I visited the Pokémon Café while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic, it took me back to my junior high years,” she said.
She continued: “So when I got the call to be a part of the 25th-anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated. The song’s themes—resilience, igniting your inner light—have guided my life and also parallel Pokémon’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.”
Pokémon’s 25th anniversary previously saw Post Malone cover Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You.”
A compilation record called Pokémon 25: The Album that will feature tracks from Perry, Malone, J Balvin and more is scheduled to come out later this year.
Perry was first revealed as an ambassador for the year-long ‘P25 Music’ celebrations back in January.
“It is an honour to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much joy in the last 25 years, and to be able to watch it evolve in the ways it’s provided that kind of electric joy for the kids in my life and around the world,” she said at the time.