Blizzard Entertainment, in collaboration with renowned artists Halsey and SUGA of BTS, has unveiled the official music video for “Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem).” This fiery track serves as a powerful addition to the highly anticipated game, Diablo IV. Directed by Henry Hobson, the visually stunning video was filmed in various locations, including the Chapelle des Jésuites in Cambrai, France, where the awe-inspiring ceiling and mural were inspired by the game’s universe.
The Dynamic Collaboration
Halsey, the GRAMMY-nominated artist known for her genre-defying music, sought a compelling counterpart to join her on this intense track. Enter SUGA, a long-time collaborator and member of BTS, who effortlessly delivers his fiery rap verse at the halfway mark of the song.
Expressing her excitement about the collaboration, Halsey shared, “I’m thrilled that I got to collab with SUGA of BTS on a reimagined version of ‘Lilith’ for the Diablo IV anthem! Having spent countless hours in Sanctuary with my family, I’m here as both a fan and a collaborator. Plus, I’ve always wanted to do a concept with SUGA with this type of dark mythology. Hopefully, fans of Diablo, SUGA, and myself will love Lilith’s embrace.”
SUGA also expressed his joy at working on this project, stating, “Working with Halsey on a track for the Diablo universe has been an incredible joy. I hope the track resonates with many people worldwide.”
A Powerful Narrative
Rod Fergusson, General Manager of Diablo at Blizzard Entertainment, lauded the collaboration, describing it as a beautiful culmination of Halsey and SUGA’s passion for the Diablo universe. The reinterpreted version of Halsey’s “Lilith” not only serves as a powerful sound but also as a piece of art and a narrative that immerses listeners in the desperate world of Sanctuary. Fergusson remarked, “It takes you right into the desperate world of Sanctuary and the resolute spirit it takes to fight your demons, whatever form they may take.”
The Epic Launch Event
The first 20 seconds of the “Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem)” music video premiered at the Diablo IV launch event at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles on May 31st. Attendees were treated to an unforgettable experience as the event brought the game’s universe to life. Notable guests, including Gottmik from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Offset, Tinashe, David Harbour from Stranger Things, and Khleo Thomas, joined in the celebration. The night was filled with energetic dancing as Zedd provided a mesmerizing DJ set, complemented by themed visuals projected onto the cathedral’s walls.
Blizzard Entertainment’s collaboration with Halsey and SUGA for “Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem)” has generated immense excitement among fans of the Diablo franchise and music enthusiasts alike. The official music video, shot in captivating locations, sets the stage for the intense and immersive experience that awaits players in Diablo IV. With Halsey’s powerful vocals and SUGA’s dynamic rap verse, the track offers a fitting tribute to the dark mythology and resolute spirit of Sanctuary. As the release of Diablo IV draws closer, fans eagerly anticipate the game’s arrival and the opportunity to immerse themselves in its evocative world.