Ok-pop group NewJeans might be releasing a track for this 12 months’s League Of Legends World Championship.
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The only, titled ‘Gods’, might be launched on October 4 at 6AM BST / 2PM KST. It should additionally launch with an animated music video from Riot Video games, and NewJeans have described the track as “a brand new expertise for all of us”.
“It was enjoyable to strive a brand new style and sound,” shared the group. “By way of this collaboration, we’re pleased to current a track that includes each NewJeans’ and League of Legends’ distinctive colors. We hope it brings you a brand new sense of empowerment!”
Whereas will probably be carried out by NewJeans, ‘Gods’ was written by Riot Video games’ principal composer Sebastien Najand, together with Mako’s Alex Seaver – who collaborated with Pusha T for one more League Of Legends track in 2021.
‘Gods’ has been made to coincide with this 12 months’s League Of Legends World Championship, a significant esports match that might be hosted in South Korea subsequent month.
“Between Worlds happening in Korea and NewJeans’ meteoric rise, this partnership felt fated as a real cultural celebration,” shared Carrie Dun, the worldwide head of inventive, esports at Riot Video games. “We predict ‘Gods’ will set the stage for what’s certain to be an unimaginable Worlds.”
Prior to now, League Of Legends‘ Worlds anthems have been created by the likes of Lil Nas X, Think about Dragons, and In opposition to The Present.
Outdoors of Worlds, Riot Video games has a protracted historical past of musical collaborations. The developer’s Netflix collection, Arcane, options music from Sting, Denzel Curry, Bea Miller, and PVRIS.
Final 12 months, Riot Video games Music’s Bob DeBelina informed NME that these collaborations require musicians who’re “open-minded about stepping considerably out of their regular world and into ours”.