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"Carry On"
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Single by Kygo and Rita Ora
Released 19 April 2019 (2019-04-19)
Genre
Length 3:35
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Josh Cumbee
  • Natalie Dunn
  • Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll
  • Rita Sahatçiu Ora
  • Ilan Kidron
  • Afshin Salmani
Producer(s)
  • Kygo
  • Josh Cumbee
  • AFSHEEN
Kygo singles chronology
"Think About You"
(2019)
"Carry On"
(2019)
"Not OK"
(2019)
Rita Ora singles chronology
"R.I.P."
(2019)
"Carry On"
(2019)
"Ritual"
(2019)

"Carry On" is a song by Norwegian producer Kygo and British singer Rita Ora, released as a standalone single for the 2019 film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu. The song plays during the end credits of the film. The song was released on 19 April 2019, through RCA Records. The music video was released on the same day.

Composition

EDM.com's Katie Stone wrote that "as the song progresses into the first instrumental build" an "airy tropical house beat" is introduced which "pairs beautifully with the top line." Stone also wrote that Ora's vocals get "pitched up and overlayed, creating a vibey track." The music site Run the Trap described the song as "melancholic."

Music video

While announcing the song's release on Twitter on 15 April 2019, Ora accompanied the post with film stills which the Wisconsin Gazette described as her "channelling" Detective Pikachu. The music video for the song was released on YouTube four days later, on 19 April. Directed by Jonathan Singer-Vine and produced by Colin Tilley, the video intersperses scenes from Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Rolling Stone wrote that the video is "set in the world of the film" and added that "Ora sports a Pikachu-yellow trenchcoat while driving around a dark city, as clips of Detective Pikachu play alongside her."

Track listing

  • Digital download
  1. "Carry On (from the Original Motion Picture "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu")" – 3:35
  • Digital download – Remixes
  1. "Carry On" (Nicky Romero Remix) – 2:55

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada) Gold 5,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON) Gold Expression error: Missing operand for *.^
Poland (ZPAV) Platinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.*
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver 200,000^

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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