Phoenix (ft. Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza) | Worlds 2019 – League of Legends

Destroy your doubt, face the future.

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Featured artists: Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza
Written by: Alex Seaver of Mako, Riot Music Team and Stevie Aiello
Produced by: Riot Music Team and Alex Seaver of Mako
Additional production by: Scott “Noisecastle III” Bruzenak
Verses mixed by: Eric J
Chorus and bridge mixed by: Tony Maserati
Additional mixing on chorus and bridge by: Alex Seaver of Mako
Mastered by: Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman
Vocals performed by: Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza
Cello solo performed by: Tina Guo
Video created in collaboration with:

What are you willing to lose?
You cover your wounds, but underneath them
A million voices in your head that whisper, “Stop, now”
Another twist of the knife, turn of the screws
It’s all in your mind and it’s fighting you
Arm yourself, a storm is coming
Well, kid…
What you gonna do now?
It’s your reflection looking back to pull you down

So are you gonna die today or make it out alive?
You gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly
Fly, Phoenix, fly
It’s time for a new empire
Go bury your demons then tear down the ceiling
Phoenix, fly

And now you’re playing with matches, come out of the ashes
Underneath you, a million voices in the crowd they’re screaming, “Stop, now”
Well let ’em swallow their pride, you’re turning the tide to true believers
Got them in the palm of your hand, you’re playing God now
What you gonna do now?
It’s your reflection looking back to pull you down

So are you gonna die today or make it out alive?
You gotta conquer the monster in your head and then you’ll fly
Fly, Phoenix, fly
It’s time for a new empire
Go bury your demons then tear down the ceiling
Phoenix, fly



  1. animator: how many special effects will you want?
    riot: yes

  2. Even though this is a good song, it’s not giving me the same hype as “Rise” and “Warriors”

  3. Riot: Faker can we include you in our 2019 worlds song?
    Faker: What do you want me to do?
    Riot: Sit, then stand.

  4. Rookie’s Lissandra – 2015 World’s in EU, IG finished last in their groups, defeated by FNC, AHQ, and C9(posters in the subway), one of the “easiest” groups back then. He won their last game against C9 as Lissandra, but it didn’t really matter. It was LPL’s worst year ever and he received A LOT of hate comments together with every other LPL player. The “genius mid”- Godv from LGD retired afterwards due to the never-ending storm of hate comments. It was Rookie’s 1st season in the LPL and it was the start of his 3yr disappearance from the world stage – the lowest moment in his career.
    2nd theory: 2018 World’s quarterfinals, 3rd game vs KT Rolster, he failed to defend the base and IG lost the game by 2 autos on the base.

    Caps’ Irelia – 2018 World’s FNC lost to IG, he went 0-4 then 1-6 on one of his best champ Irelia, and FNC got completely destroyed in the next two games as well. We all knew how confident Caps had been in the tournament, so it was huge destruction for him.

    Faker’s Karma – 2017 World’s SKT lost to SSG, in that ardent sensor meta, he picked Karma to fully support Bang. Being 0-2 but 4 drakes ahead in game 3, there was still hope for SKT. However, in the last fight, his misposition got caught by Ruler’s Varus Flash+R and lost the game, and that is one of the direct reasons why he cried at the end. Now that he is back in the spotlight again, and he knows that there’s only one enemy to him – the one watching behind the media crowd.

    These are the monsters in their heads. They need to fight these bad memories to become the real King this year!

  5. Just realized Chrissy Constanza was the one singing this and Legends Never Die

    • @Juan Carlos Da Silva you can *not* blame her for being off-key at the start of Legends Never Die. There was like half a billion people watching her perform. If you rewatch the performance you’ll realize she gets back on track after the first chorus. Not a superfan of hers, just hate how judgemental the community can be.

    • Juan Carlos Da Silva

      @TheLux008 I dont really wanna say it’s bad that she has to have auto tune to make her sound good. I mean thats normal today, but for her and for us it would be better if she either got better and trained well or just sing with playback.. I guess it is preassuring if so many people are watching but it was pretty bad from what I remember and that was bad for her and not entertaining for me/us.

      I love both songs btw 😀

    • @Juan Carlos Da Silva actually this happens with most artist without autotune….and also singing while walking or doing some action r more harder than u expect.

    • Juan Carlos Da Silva

      @D K I know how hard it is. I did voiceacting class and still trying to get in the german voiceactor scene 😀 I have do admit it is hard. And it’s normal that most people can’t sing perfect but it’s ok since they are entertaining ^^
      But I guess she would have had better feedback with playback ^^

    • @Juan Carlos Da Silva yeah little bit autotune should hv done it better…

  6. *”What are you willing to lose?”*


  7. Me when the song came out : i dont like this song

    Me after several times hearing to this song : SO AREE YOUU GONNAAA DIEE TODAAAYYY OR MAKEE IT OUUTT ALIIIVEEEEEE

    • I noticed that happens with every worlds song at first.

    • same lol

    • How do you send a VOICE MASSAGE???

    • @Louis Donckel Nah. Rise hit me hard immediately. I remember listening to it, and how it made me feel powerful. And not in a “I can go hit gold this season” (spoilers, I didn’t), but in an actual “I can chase my dreams” way. See, I don’t just do league, being pro, or even making a career as a streamer/content creator is out of my reach. But there are a lot of other things my own insecurity stalls me on, and every time I listen to that song, I feel like I can go chase them.

      Legends never die felt pretty similar, but at the time I was younger, and felt like every defeat on the rift lead to the song, and the need to persevere.

      I listened to both songs multiple times the day they released. This, I didn’t come back to until days later.

  8. Gonna die today?

    Moe: yEs

  9. No one:
    All the comments:Are you gonna die today?

  10. “Are you gonna die today?”

    Syrio Forel: “Maybe tomorrow”

  11. “Are you gonna die today?”

    Yasuo: “Of course” *Flashes Mastery 7*

  12. MSI CHAMP ×2
    LCK TITLE ×8

  13. פישוטו חזק עכשיו

    Riot: showing karma on the worlds 2019 song.
    Also riot: *nerfing karma*

  14. “So are you gonna die today”

    Every Yasuo ever:I am already dead

  15. “Are you gonna int today”
    Yasuo: Always…

  16. _”Beautiful song, and wonderful animation”_

    -me, 2019, obliged to use quotes to be heard in the comment section.

  17. “So are you gonna die today”
    If Zilean forgets to ult me I will

  18. “Are you gonna die today?”

    Arya : Not today.

  19. ” So are you gonna die today”
    Soraka Press R
    Me: Thanks

  20. Y’all: Are you gonna die today?
    Me, an intellectual: Legends never die

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