Two years since their official debut, K/DA is returning with an all-new single and answering long-time fans’ call for a full-fledged EP. “THE BADDEST” is K/DA’s follow-up to their 2018 debut hit “POP/STARS”. It was released today complete with a lyric music video, which you can watch here. SOYEON and MIYEON, who performed on “POP/STARS”, worked alongside new collaborators, Bea Miller and Wolftyla.
Later this year, K/DA will also release their debut EP, which includes “THE BADDEST”, as well as all-new tracks featuring a wide breadth of artists who will be revealed at a later date.
The EP will be released from the Riot Games Music label which aims to push the traditional boundaries of music with musically-driven experiences, including acts like DJ Sona, True Damage, and Pentakill.
“Ever since K/DA premiered their explosive track ‘POP/STARS’ at the 2018 League of Legends World Championships, fans always ask what’s next for the group,” said Toa Dunn, Head of Riot Games Music, in a press statement.
“We can’t wait for everyone to hear the new track today, followed by the EP later in the year, which is packed with tons of surprises for League of Legends and K/DA fans to enjoy.”
K-pop and gamers
Initially inspired by K-pop and in partnership with artists like SOYEON and MIYEON from (G)I-DLE, Madison Beer, and Jaira Burns, K/DA has since evolved to embrace a more global pop sound and has formed its musical identity around the girls in the pop group, Ahri, Evelynn, Akali, and Kai/Sa, instead of the vocals of any one individual talent.
Artists featured in “THE BADDEST” and the rest of the songs on the upcoming EP will be collaborators, allowing K/DA to welcome a much larger roster of amazingly talented musicians to join them in their comeback. More details on the feature artist roster will be revealed on K/DA’s social media accounts in the near future.
K/DA became a mainstream sensation in 2018, with their debut single “POP/STARS” reaching the top of iTunes (#1 K-Pop Chart, #2 Pop Chart), Billboard (#1 World Digital), and 170M+ DSP streams. Its music video has reached more than 340 million views to date, making it the most successful debut for a K-pop group in YouTube history.