League of Legends welcomes a new musical group into its world, this time in the form of a handsome boy band called Heartsteel.
And yes, they might steal your hearts because Riot has certainly handpicked League of Legend’s most beautiful characters for this latest group. Unlike fellow League of Legends K-pop group K/DA, Heartsteel is comprised entirely of male LoL champions consisting of Kayn, Ezreal, Aphelios, Yone, K’Sante, and Sett. For those unfamiliar with LoL, like me, these are apparently the six most popular male champions in the game, although probably at least part of that has to do with the way they play and not just their looks.
A press release states: “Heartsteel is a group of dynamic go-getters committed to uncompromising individuality and creative expression. Their mission is to pave the path to success on their own terms. The group’s personality and sound draw inspiration from modern music collectives, including a range of influences from various genres and eras, culminating in a bold, unique identity. Sounds a bit like word salad to me, but K/DA put out some bangers, so who am I to judge? Plus, these guys are all so dreamy that I’m seriously considering playing LoL, so who cares what they sound like.
As for vocals, Ezrael is performed by former member of K-pop groups EXO and SuperM, Baekhyun, who is a successful artist in his own right. Hip-hop and R&B musician Tobi Lou will lend his vocal talents to K’Sante, while Sett will be played by ØZI, another R&B and Mandopop musician. And Kayne is voiced by LA-based rapper Cal Scruby. However, Aphelios and Yone remain silent and instead represent the band’s instrumentalist/songwriter and producer, respectively.
Of course, what’s a screaming boy band worth without a single? On October 23rd, you can hear the group’s debut song, Paranoia, alongside skins from all six champions in League of Legends itself, as well as League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Funnily enough, a K-Pop collaboration was also just announced for Overwatch 2, which is a real win for video game players who are fans of the potentially good music.