It seems that whizkid-DJ-turned-overachieving-producer and renowned anime fan Porter Robinson hasn’t been resting on his laurels since the release of last year’s album Nurture; the decorated talent has just released the theme song to Riot Games’ new League of Legends event, Star Guardian.
Titled Everything Goes On, the heart-aching dance track (and accompanying video) tells the story of two Star Guardians who must come to terms with the loss of their old lives, discover the power in their connections with their new allies, and ultimately, learn to be true to their own selves.
“One of my favourite things in the world is the combination of music and animation,” Robinson says of the collab. “Something about a quick series of shots of beloved characters and these little slices of life in dramatic moments cut to emotionally intense music, just gets me every time. The idea that I had was when you take the oath to become a Star Guardian, you get to live this life as this hero, but everybody that knew you before will forget about you.
I wrote the lyrics with the perspective of the last night together and focusing on the tragedy of that.
Fiction plays such an important part in people’s everyday lives. The stories that we tell ourselves and the stories that we bear witness to inform the way that we see the world, and I think that ultimately, this song ended up becoming this synthesis of sad story scenarios and what I was going through in real life.”
Watch and listen below.