You have to catch all of this sublime jazz cover of the Pokémon theme

You haven't lived til you've heard the word 'Pikachu' as a vocal improv.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 14, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:50 pm CDT

You’ve worked hard this week, and you’ve earned a reward. It’s time to kick back and enjoy this smooth jazz tribute to your childhood.

That’s right: It’s a glorious jazz-infused rendition of the Pokémon theme song, courtesy of Postmodern Jukebox‘s Scott Bradlee, YouTube vocal artist Sara Niemietz, and a rollicking jazz trio. Keep listening for the bridge, where Niemietz turns “Pikachu” into a sweet vocal improv. We wish all covers of geek anthems sounded this good. 

H/T CBR | Screengrab via Scott Bradlee/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 14, 2015, 3:17 pm CST