Riot has released the first song for their newest band, Heartsteel, called Paranoia.
Even though Riot Games is primarily a video game company, it still releases other types of influential media. Some of the notable ones are merch, shows, cinematics, and, for today’s topic, music.
Riot released their first band in 2014 called Pentakill, which was based on League of Legends. It was a rock band that featured champions like Karthus, Mordekaiser, Olaf, Kayle, Sona, and Yorick. That same year, Riot released the first Worlds song, Warriors by Imagine Dragons.
After releasing a couple of more songs for Pentakill, Riot formed a new K-pop group called K/DA. The members of this group were Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa. Additionally, in 2020, Riot added Seraphine to the group. With their first song, Popstars, K/DA was an instant success. For this reason, Riot diversified more into music. After K/DA, Riot released True Damage, a hip-hop group with Ekko, Yasuo, Senna, Akali, and Qiyana on the roster.
While Riot brought back Pentakill and K/DA, they have not made a new band for a long time. So fans were expecting that we were going to receive something new this year. And Riot, not too long ago, started teasing that we are going to receive a new boyband called Heartsteel.
Hearsteel is the newest League of Legends band, consisting of iconic champions like Kayn, Ezreal, Sett, Yone, Aphelios, and K’Sante. Not only that, but Riot also released the first Heartsteel song called Paranoia.
Heartsteel – PARANOIA
The Paranoia music video was created with the help of SAUVAGE.TV. Previously, they helped to make the Worlds 2019 song, Phoenix. For the contributing artists, Ezreal was voiced by Baekhyun, Sett by ØZI, K’Sante by Tobi Lou, and Kayn by Cal Scruby. In terms of quality, this is the best cinematic and music video produced by Riot Games.
The simplified version of the story is that the Heartsteel members try to steal some cars from a movie set. There are many other easter eggs hidden inside the music video.
Overall, this is the best music video we have seen in terms of production from Riot Games. The animations, the music, the choreography, etc. were great. So we can expect the next upcoming music videos to have similar quality.