Riot Games has just launched a new music group under its Riot Games Music label – this time in the form of a boy band. The group is called Heartsteel and consists of League of Legends characters Ezreal, Kayn, Aphelios, Yone, K’Sante and Sett. Today their first single Paranoia was released.
The group’s music comes from a collaboration with a number of real international artists: Baekhyun from the K-pop group EXO and SuperM provides the voice for Ezreal, a singer. Los Angeles rapper Cal Scruby lends his voice to Kayn, who is both a rapper and an instrumentalist. Taiwanese-American R&B and Mandopop artist ØZI is the voice of Sett, the group’s co-leader and rapper, while American multi-talent Tobi Lou voices the other co-leader and singer K’Sante. The group’s other non-vocals include producer Yone and instrumentalist and songwriter Aphelios.
Riot previously found success with K/DA, a K-pop-style virtual group made up of female champions from the League of Legends roster, and is now trying something similar with Heartsteel’s all-male lineup. Since his debut in 2018, K/DA has released several singles and an EP, with his debut single POP/STARS recently certified platinum. Riot Games Music has also created a number of other virtual acts, including True Damage, a hip-hop group founded by K/DA rapper Akali, and Pentakill, a heavy metal group that emerged in 2014 as Skinline.
As with Riot’s other musical groups, each member of Heartsteel will receive a new skin that will be available in League of Legends and Wild Rift starting November 8th. We can also expect Heartsteel Paranoia to perform live at the League of Legends 2023 World Championship Finals on November 19th.
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