Arcane Intro Song: All You Need to Know
The Arcane intro song has become a hit with the track clocking over 16 million views on the League of Legends YouTube channel alone. The Arcane intro song, ‘Enemy’ by the Imagine Dragons band and Atlanta-based rapper JID explores the conflict between Jinx and Vi in the series. This is not the first time that Imagine Dragons has partnered with Riot Games. The brand previously released “Warriors” during Worlds 2014, which is one of the most popular music videos on YouTube with over 336 million views till date.
What is the Arcane intro song?
The name of the Arcane intro song that plays towards the start of each episode is ‘Enemy’ by Imagine Dragons x JID. You can listen to the track below:
Who are the artists behind the Arcane Intro Song?
The band Imagine Dragons has emerged as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Within a year of its June 2017 release, their third studio album EVOLVE went double-platinum, yielding three back-to-back number one singles: “Believer,” “Thunder,” and “Whatever It Takes.” The band has worked with Riot Games in the past for Worlds 2014 and is back again for Arcane.
Destin Choice Route who goes by the name JID onstage, is an American rapper and singer. He is part of the musical collective Spillage Village which was founded by EarthGang in 2010. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records and Interscope Records and ‘Enemy’ is his first project with Riot Games.
What is the significance of the opening track?
Jinx and Vi are seen as sisters in the start of the Arcane animated series but that quickly changes as Zaun gets thrown into turmoil after the death of Vander, who had become a father figure to the two protagonists.
Vi is known for her temper and is willing to pick a fight with anyone. But her anger becomes her biggest enemy as she shuns Jinx after the death of Vander at the end of Act 1. Vi eventually comes to terms with her rage and wants to resolve things with Jinx.
But things seem to have strayed too far with Jinx feeling betrayed by what happened between her and Vi. After the death of Vander and Vi’s arrest, Jinx was left alone and manipulated by Silco, the game’s main antagonist. Jinx starts thinking of Vi as her enemy and wants to end everything both characters shared between them.