- K/DA, the fictional “League of Legends” girl group, is going to release new music on August 27.
- Today, verified accounts for the group posted an announcement for a pre-release single titled “The Baddest.”
- The group burst onto the scene during the 2018 “League of Legends” World Championships and is comprised of “League” champions Akali, Ahri, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa.
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K/DA, a “League of Legends” fictional girl group, is making a comeback over a year and a half after the release of their explosive 2018 single “POP/STARS.”
On Thursday, verified social media accounts for the group amassed thousands of followers on both Twitter and Instagram. Both accounts only bear a single post: an announcement for K/DA’s first comeback.
—K/DA (@KDA_MUSIC) August 20, 2020
Per the tweet, K/DA will premiere a new single titled “The Baddest” on YouTube on August 27 at 12 p.m. PT. The tweet specifies that it’s a pre-release single, which pretty strongly signifies that there’s more music to come from the group.
For those not familiar, K/DA is comprised of fictional “League of Legends” characters (known as champions) Akali, Ahri, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa. In the group’s first release, “POP/STARS,” Soyeon and Miyeon of (G)I-DLE, Madison Beer, and Jaira Burns lent their voices to the collaboration.
The group released its first single, “POP/STARS,” in November 2018, tied to “League of Legend’s” world championships held that year in South Korean cities Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, and Incheon. K/DA also released a music video that has to date amassed over 360 million views and the song hit number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
The group also delivered a live performance at the 2018 championships in Incheon, South Korea.
New K/DA music could also mean new skins — different appearances for characters in “League of Legends” that cost money for players to purchase — for the four champions in the group given that their “POP/STARS” looks made it into the game as well. Riot Games also released skins associated with True Damage, the five-piece fictional hip-hop group it debuted in 2019.
As Polygon’s Julia Lee reported, the group drew in plenty of people who weren’t even “League of Legends” fans. Akali drew attention in particular for her fast-paced verses and iconic fanged face mask.