The Open Beta release of League of Legends: Wild Rift has taken Southeast Asia by storm. The game has received a lot of support from fans and new players alike. The game is now preparing to expand across 8 new regions this coming December. In celebration of this milestone, Riot Games Southeast Asia launched two new music collaborations:
- “555” with popular Thai artists FIIXD, Younggu, DIAMOND MQT, MARINA, and Mona V
- “ALL IN”, with Indonesian electronic and synth-pop trio Weird Genius.
Behind the new Wild Rift “ALL IN” Soundtrack
Weird Genius is an Indonesian DJ and records production group that makes EDM and synth-pop music. Their 2020 hit single ‘Lathi’ went viral earlier this year, generating over 330 million video views and topping the Spotify Indonesia charts as the #1 most listened-to song.
In collaboration with Riot Games, Weird Genius released a new soundtrack titled “All In”. The track features vocals from Singaporean singer and songwriter Tabitha Nauser.
Behind the “555” Soundtrack
“555” is a common expression of laughter in Thai. The number 5 is pronounced “ha” in their language. This relates to the acronym for League of Legends(LoL) and serves as the inspiration behind this Wild Rift celebratory track. “555”. The song is fully accessible through Youtube and Spotify.
The Wild Rift soundtrack is produced by a popular song producer NINO, the hitmaker behind songs “เป็ นไรไหม?,” and “พักก่อน”.The soundtrack features popular Thai artists FIIXD, Younggu, DIAMOND MQT, MARINA, and Mona V. The music video is directed by DirectorNET.
“We wanted to create something special and locally exciting for our players in Southeast Asia, and we’re very thrilled to have worked with partners who share the same passion for games to produce these songs,” said Marc Johns, Head of Marketing Southeast Asia. “We hope that players everywhere will gain a deeper appreciation of each other’s cultures, and enjoy these upbeat tracks while playing Wild Rift!”
Earlier this month, League of Legends’ virtual girl group K/DA has finally unveiled their highly-anticipated debut EP, All Out. The mini-album features 5 tracks which include the recently released singles "The Baddest" and "More," as well as three new songs.
K/DA is a virtual pop group that features League of Legends Champions: Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa as singers and rappers. It debuted in 2018 with a single: “Pop/Stars” which became a massive success topping Itunes’ K-Pop Charts and Billboard’s World Digital charts. The music video was also a massive success with over 390 Million+ views on YouTube.