Post Malone’s Cover Of Hootie & The Blowfish To Celebrate Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary Is An Instant Hit

Yet, the updated instrumentals add a fitting hip-hop vibe that exudes the artist’s style. “We have been experimenting with some new sounds and are really excited for the world to hear.”
Hootie and the Blowfish (L-R, Jim Sonefeld, Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, and Mark Bryan) pose for a portrait at the University of South Carolina on November 16, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. Click to Subscribe to Our HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get more celeb news. (Photo credit: AP)
Post will showcase his vocals during the Pokémon Day virtual concert, which takes place on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, the cover celebrates when the game “Pokémon Red and Green,” first released in Japan — which was also around the time “Only Wanna Be With You” was topping music charts. In the official trailer for the event, Post  transforms into a CGI version of himself as part of the video game series. Post Malone performing live on stage in Rome at Rock in Roma festival in Italy on July 11, 2018.(Photo credit: AP)
Posty’s rendition of the 1995 single sounds wonderfully similar to Darius Rucker‘s smooth vocals on the original track. Post Malone released a cover of “Only Wanna Be with You” by Hootie and the Blowfish — but, it’s the “Pokémon 25 version.” The Grammy-nominated singer/rapper, 25, released the cover ahead of the Pokémon Day 25th anniversary celebration and virtual concert, in which he’s headlining on February 27. Fans can stream the event for free on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as on the official Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website. The cover also marks the “Circles” singer‘s first music venture since he released his third studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding in September 2019. The singer dropped an epic cover of ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ by Hootie and the Blowfish to celebrate his upcoming virtual concert with Pokémon. ET. Having the team here with me creating has been amazing,” he told Complex in October 2020. Jenna Lemoncelli
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Post Malone’s Cover Of Hootie & The Blowfish To Celebrate Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary Is An Instant Hit

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14 Photos. Though, he’s been busy in the studio working on his fourth album. Pokémon also teamed up with Katy Perry, for a special 25th anniversary playlist. “I’ve been recording a lot of new music for the album. Share This Article

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