Last year, K/DA’s “Pop/Stars” was a League of Legends anthem that took the world by storm. Now, LoL creator Riot Games has unleashed “Giants” in its latest cross-cultural collaboration featuring in-game hip-hop collective True Damage.
Released on Sunday (Nov. 10) to coincide with the annual League of Legends Championships, “Giants” features the voices of Becky G, Duckwrth, Keke Palmer, Soyeon of K-pop girl group (G)I-dle, and Thutmose.
A multilingual track performed predominantly in English with occasional verses in Spanish and Korean, it was released alongside an animated music video that features the quintet’s in-game counterparts -- Qiyana, Senna, Akali, Ekko, and Yasuo -- performing the dynamic track.
Offering up a more of a hip-hop slant than the pop-focused “Pop/Stars,” “Giants” marks the inauguration of the in-game hip-hop collective known as True Damage. Soyeon, who voices Akali, is the only vocalist to return from K/DA to feature in the new song.
In the 24-hour period following its release, the music video achieved nearly 6 million views on YouTube.
The five artists not only voice the members of True Damage but also performed at the League of Legends World Championship Final Opening Ceremony in Paris on Sunday.