K-pop boy group ENHYPEN has released a new single titled “One and Only” in collaboration with The Pokémon Company.
About the collaboration: The new single is part of a project from The Pokémon Company called “Pokémon Music Collective,” which aims to create music “inspired by the sounds of the Pokémon series video game universe by artists across multiple genres,” according to a press release. In the music video, ENHYPEN goes on a camping trip with Pikachu, Charizard, Charmander, Piplup, Lucario, Zoroark and Snorlax.
ENHYPEN is the first K-pop act to be a part of the collective and the second artist following the kickoff from J-pop producer imase and his track “Utau.”
Other Pokémon songs: The Pokémon Company has joined forces with artists in the past, such as Ed Sheeran for his music video “Celestial,” which was featured in the end credits of the “Pokémon Scarlet and Violet” video games. In 2021, The Pokémon Company released a special album with the likes of Post Malone and Katy Perry to celebrate the franchise’s 25-year anniversary.
Recent and upcoming activities: “One and Only” is ENHYPEN’s latest release following their May album “DARK BLOOD,” which sold over 1.3 million copies within a week of its release and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Hybe K-pop artists will begin their “Fate” world tour in July with a two-night concert at Seoul’s KSPO Dome. In October, ENHYPEN will embark on a seven-date tour of the U.S., starting in Los Angeles with their stadium debut at Dignity Health Sports Park and concluding at the United Center in Chicago.