Ylona Garcia on creating the anthem of Valorant's newest Agent

We spoke with Singer Ylona Garcia about the creation of Neon's signature song in Valorant.


Valorant Episode 4 opened with the introduction of Neon, a speedy new Agent that hails from the Philippines. In her announcement trailer, we learned that Neon was a big fan of real-life musician Ylona Garcia, with the now hit single ‘Entertain Me’ serving as the character’s signature song. We spoke with Ylona Garcia to learn more about the creation of the song that’s now synonymous with Valorant’s latest Agent.

Was the creation of ‘Entertain Me’ a collaboration with Riot Games? How much input (if any) did the developer have on the lyrics, music, etc.?

‘Entertain Me’ is now effectively a theme song for Neon, Valorant’s new Filipina Agent. Is the song inspired by the character in any way?

What did it mean to you to get to do the signature song for Valorant’s first Filipina Agent, as a Filipina yourself?

We see in the Neon reveal trailer that she has a Ylona Garcia poster hanging in her room. How does it feel to officially be a part of one of the most popular video games in the world?

I know that you’ve got experience in television, would you ever be interested in doing voice work for a video game someday?

“Entertain Me” was released alongside the reveal trailer for Neon, in which we got our first look at her abilities as Garcia’s song rocked out in the background. For more on how Riot Games is injecting personality into the roster of Agents in Valorant, stick with Shacknews.

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