Working on Phoenix this year’s Worlds anthem has been such a surreal experience.
This song is so dynamic and so special.
It’s soft and introspective and quiet but then it’s empowered and strong and vibrant.
That first line, “What are you willing to lose?”…
That hit me right in the chest.
I was like, that’s incredible.
Sounds great, right?
The song kind of takes you through this
progression of it’s all in your head.
These monsters that you have to get over
and finally conquering ourselves and validating ourselves.
Two singers really highlights some of that polarity that is the central theme of this song.
summons all those things that we were reaching for with Phoenix.
You’ve got to conquer the monsters in your head.
And I’m just like… that’s so applicable to everyone.
In League of Legends, it’s all about standing back up
every time you get knocked down.
You’re never going to reach the top if you don’t keep climbing.
Chrissy she sounds like a powerhouse.
We’re both really strong female singers who love what we do.
This song, it was writen for something so much bigger than me.
People aren’t there just for the song.
They’re there for the game, and the atmosphere and the whole energy that goes along with it.
And it’s just electrifying to feel a part of it.
You just want so much to do well by it.
I just wanted to do the best job I possibly could do.
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Featured artists: Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza
Written by: Alex Seaver of Mako and Riot Music Team
Produced by: Riot Music Team and Alex Seaver of Mako
Additional production by: Scott “Noisecastle III” Bruzenak
Verses mixed by: Eric J
Chorus and bridge mixed by: Tony Maserati
Additional mixing on chorus and bridge by: Alex Seaver of Mako
Mastered by: Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman
Vocals performed by: Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza
Cello solo performed by: Tina Guo