Poppy Covers Iconic Pokémon Theme Tune, Gotta Catch ’Em All
Poppy has thrown things all the way back to 1999 with a cover of the Pokémon theme song.
The rendition – which honours the original while offering something different thanks to the Boston star’s distinctive vocals – also comes accompanied by an animated video featuring Poppy as a Pokémon card.
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Unfortunately, the cover was followed by a statement on the singer’s social media that makes it seem as though it was released because a former partner has been releasing Poppy’s private photos and demos.
“My ex-boyfriend would always tell me I looked ugly without make-up on and I should never be seen without it,” she wrote. “Making these make-up videos has not only helped me feel more comfortable in my skin, but I want to encourage other people that are constantly put down in a similar way that it’s ok to love yourself and your skin.
“That person is releasing photos of me without make-up (and blonde hair) plus very personal demos that only he has. This is an attempt to make me feel small, insecure and exposed. Those tactics aren’t going to work. I am proud of my bare face and I am happy I no longer feel the way I did. I chose not to release those demos for personal reasons. I no longer have that choice as he has taken it from me, so hope you enjoy. Love all my fans and thank you for your support.”
Check out Poppy’s cover of the Pokémon theme tune below.
Whether she plays it live in the future remains to be seen, but you can catch Poppy at the following dates on her rescheduled European and UK tour this year:
19 Madrid Cool
20 Salamandra L’hospitalet De Llobregat
23 Milan Santeria Toscana 31
24 Vienna Flex
25 Zurich Dynamo
26 Munich Strom
28 Berlin Columbia Theatre
29 Hamburg Grüenspan
1 Amsterdam Melkweg
2 Bochum Zeche Bochum
5 Paris Trabendo
7 Newcastle Riverside
9 Glasgow Garage
10 Manchester O2 Ritz
11 Bristol SWX
12 Birmingham O2 Academy
13 London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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