GRAMMY-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons has teamed up with J.I.D, a GRAMMY-nominated, East Atlanta-based rapper signed to J. Cole’s 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 J.I.D’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 6 at 7:00 PM PT.
The creators of League of Legends channeled their talents into crafting a stunning animated video for “Enemy,” which immerses Imagine Dragons and J.I.D 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. “Enemy” was mixed by 14-time GRAMMY winner Serban Ghenea.
Imagine Dragons will tour North America in early 2022 in support of Mercury – Act 1. Produced by Live Nation, the Mercury Tour kicks off on February 6 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 (March 12) and the Footprint Center in Phoenix.