K-POP RETURNS TO THE SCENE IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS AND I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED.
In late 2018 K/DA dropped their first single, and it would seem that they will be making yet another banger single this year as confirmed by tweets, one even being from the official K/DA twitter. If it’s one thing that Riot Games is doing right, it knows how to combine things the internet loves. In this case it is K-POP, augmented reality and women kicking butt! But to understand all of this hype, we first need to go back to 2018 when they were first introduced to the world and the greatness that they brought with them.
Who is K/DA
Well if you’ve been living under a rock, you may have not heard of K/DA or to not insult you, if you’re not into gaming, K-POP, women kicking butts, augmented reality, or just not using the internet, you could be forgive for not knowing about K/DA. So, for those of you that do not know let me give you a little insight. K/DA is a virtual K-POP band with real members as singers. The band is made up of four characters named Kai’Sa, Ahri, Akali and Evelynn. These characters were unveiled in the 2018 League of Legends. They put on an augmented reality performance that was live. Their first song being Pop/Stars. The YouTube video went viral, it passed over 100 million views in first month! Now that is some serious viral hit! It also was topping Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chat. Putting together K/DA is a forward way for Riot Games to create more musical content in the future.
As I said before, the band is virtual, but the singers are real. Each of the virtual band members is sung by a real singer. So Evelynn is voiced by Madison Beer who is an American singer, and Kai’Sa is voiced by Jaira Burns who is also an American singer. Ahri is voiced by (G)I-dle member Miyeon and Akali is voiced by another member from (G)I-dle Soyeon.
Riot Games have reached much further than just than the League of Legends fanbase with song that was released in 2018. There were even different skins released for the members of the band (in game of course) to help boost the in-game cost of course as well.
The new single being released
So according to the official twitter page of K/DA the new single is going to premiere in Aug 27th, 2020. This song is to be a pre-release and the name of the song is called ‘The Baddest’. A great name for a great group. This leads some to speculate that there might be more of a whole album instead of just a single this year. Something I would definitely look forward to. There were even hints of new skins as the latest twitter shows Ahri with the caption ‘The Queen’ following with hashtags ‘#PRERELEASESKIN, #KDA #AHRI #THEBADDEST’. I hope you are just as excited as I am for this prerelease and maybe even seeing more companies to take on this. See you on August 27th to get ready for another amazing banger for the internet to rejoice to!