Today, game developer and publisher Riot Games launched the Star Guardian event in “League of Legends”, “League of Legends: Wild Rift”, and “Legends of Runeterra”, a 10 week magical experience that brings together players and anime fans alike with immersive in-game and out-of-game content. In celebration of the start of the Star Guardian event, Riot Games partnered with acclaimed artist Porter Robinson on the event theme, ‘Everything Goes On’, now available to stream on all major streaming platforms and to watch on YouTube.
This is the first music we’ve gotten from Porter since the release of his Nurture album last year. This new single follows a similar feel to the album with the touching vocals and delicate, melodic production.
“One of my favorite things in the world is the combination of music and animation. Something about a quick series of shots of beloved characters and these little slices of life in dramatic moments cut to emotionally intense music, just gets me every time. The idea that I had was when you take the oath to become a Star Guardian, you get to live this life as this hero, but everybody that knew you before will forget about you. I wrote the lyrics with the perspective of the last night together and focusing on the tragedy of that. Fiction plays such an important part in people’s everyday lives. The stories that we tell ourselves and the stories that we bear witness to inform the way that we see the world, and I think that ultimately, this song ended up becoming this synthesis of sad story scenarios and what I was going through in real life,” said Robinson on his inspiration behind the track.
In addition to writing, producing, and singing on the track, Robinson brought together a live orchestra, oversaw multiple studio sessions, and has been a comprehensive creative contributor throughout each element of this unique partnership. Robinson has been instrumental in amplifying the overall tone and emotion of Star Guardian, and with Riot’s reach of 57 million followers across platforms, ‘Everything Goes On’ maximizes the player and listener experience in a way that highlights their own identity within the Star Guardian world.