The latest music project from Riot Games is an album of chilled lo-fi beats for players to relax / play. The League of Legends and Appreciation The developer announced and released the new project on Friday, along with an animated YouTube video that includes the entire album and fits exactly into the lo-fi genre.
The album is called Meetings: Vi, named after the League of Legends Champion who plays the main role in the video and who has the music as the theme.
In an interview with Polygon, Toa Dunn, director of Riot Music, explained the casual story of the album and animation. It starts with music that helps Vi relax and unwind once she comes home from work. Then it transitions to music that she can work on while doing a project or fixing equipment. Finally it ends with some extra chill music while she reads and gets ready for bed. It’s not a strict narrative, but Dunn says it helped Riot and his musical and visual staff find the right mood for each track and moment.
Riot collaborated with 20 different artists on the 37 track album. According to Dunn, each of the artists will be featured on the streaming sites for their songs on the album, with the income from the streams going to them.
While Meetings: Vi Riot fans will have plenty of relaxing music to add to the vibe, Dunn hopes the album will find an audience on streamers as well. The entire project is streamer friendly, which means anyone who wants it can listen to it on stream without fear of DMCA copyright strikes.
According to Dunn, one of the team’s goals was to build a bridge between music artists and content creators to create something that both sides can be happy with.
“We believe this is another way to help build a community,” says Dunn. “With the way music works and the complexity of the internet and all that. How can we make it easier to be a streamer, or how can we make it easier to be a lo-fi jazz producer or listener? How can we make this easy and fun. And that solves all of these problems in a really fun and creative way. “