Riot’s new boyband is finally here, and it is called Heartsteel.
When it comes to creating music for video games, no one even comes close to Riot and their Music team. Over the years, Riot’s music department has produced a ton of iconic music for League of Legends. The team has expertise in creating all kinds of music, from theme songs for more than 160 champions to producing Banger Worlds theme songs like GODS.
Moreover, Riot and its music team have created virtual bands to celebrate major League of Legends events. The first virtual band Riot created was K/DA, which was on November 3, 2018. Since then, we got the return of K/DA with K/DA ALL OUT on November 6, 2020, and a DJ band called True Damage and a Rock band called Pentakill.
That said, there were rumors circulating around that Riot will be releasing a new boyband for the Worlds 2023 event. And it seems the rumors were right, as Riot has announced their new boyband, Heartsteel.
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New Boyband Heartsteel
The new boyband Heartsteel will consist of six members. These members are Aphelios, Ezreal, Kayn, K’Sante, Sett and Yone.
Ezreal will be voiced by the primary vocalist of the K-pop group EXO, Baekhyun. Los-Angeles-based rapper Cal Scruby will take the role of voicing Kayn, Taiwanese-American rapper ØZI will be voicing Kayn, and finally, K’Sante will be voiced by Tobi Lou, a Nigerian Hip Hop/Rap artist.
The band is being dubbed a “modern music collective.” So similar to K/DA, we can expect a blend of multiple genres of music from the band.
As for the song, Heartsteel’s debut song, PARANOIA, will be released at 8:00 AM PT on October 23.