Ok-pop group NewJeans will likely be releasing a music for this yr’s League Of Legends World Championship.
The only, titled ‘Gods’, will likely be launched on October 4 at 6AM BST / 2PM KST. It would additionally launch with an animated music video from Riot Video games, and NewJeans have described the music as “a brand new expertise for all of us”.
“It was enjoyable to attempt a brand new style and sound,” shared the group. “By way of this collaboration, we’re completely satisfied to current a music that includes each NewJeans’ and League of Legends’ distinctive colors. We hope it brings you a brand new sense of empowerment!”
Whereas it is going to 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 music in 2021.
‘Gods’. Credit score: Riot Video games.
‘Gods’ has been made to coincide with this yr’s League Of Legends World Championship, a significant esports event that will likely 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.
Exterior of Worlds, Riot Video games has a protracted historical past of musical collaborations. The developer’s Netflix sequence, Arcane, options music from Sting, Denzel Curry, Bea Miller, and PVRIS.
Final yr, Riot Video games Music’s Bob DeBelina advised NME that these collaborations require musicians who’re “open-minded about stepping considerably out of their regular world and into ours”.