Track appears in Riot Games’ upcoming Arcane Netflix animated series
GRAMMY-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons teams up with JID, a GRAMMY-nominated, East Atlanta-based rapper signed to J. Cole’s Interscope Records venture, Dreamville Records, on the epic, electrifying new single “Enemy.” The song examines living with conflict – both internal and external – with Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds delivering the first two bristling, emotional verses, and JID’s trademark lightning-fast flow spotlighted on the third. “Enemy” will be heard in the upcoming animated series based on the League of Legends Universe, Arcane and will also appear on the accompanying soundtrack. The new animated series, developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions, will premiere on Netflix on November 6th at 10 pm ET.
The creators of League of Legends channeled their talents into crafting a stunning animated video for “Enemy,” which immerses Imagine Dragons and JID in the world of two of the franchises’ iconic characters, Jinx and Vi. League of Legends, the debut title from Riot Games, was released in 2009 and has since become the most-played PC game in the world. Arcane is Riot Games’ first series for television.
“‘Enemy’ is about reconciling internal conflict in a world where it feels impossible to trust even yourself,” explains Dan Reynolds. “In Arcane, two sisters’ lives take them on different paths and leads to a division that threatens to tear an entire city apart. Like the series, the song is meant to be both personal and a critique of a society that seems intent on creating division.”
The song was produced by Swedish songwriting/production duo Mattman & Robin (Nick Jonas, Celeste), who also produced two tracks on Imagine Dragons’ new album, Mercury – Act 1, released earlier this year via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope. “Enemy” was mixed by 14-time GRAMMY winner Serban Ghenea.
Imagine Dragons will tour North America in early 2022 in support of the album. Produced by Live Nation, the Mercury Tour kicks off on February 6th at FTX Arena in Miami, FL and will stop in Raleigh, Montreal (QC), Minneapolis, and other cities before wrapping up with shows at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on March 12th and the Footprint Center in Phoenix on March 14th.