'Runner': Release date, concept, music video teaser and all you need to know about Raiden, Changmo and EXO's Baekhyun collab

DJ Raiden, Changmo and Baekhyun are partnering with esports organization T1 for a mysterious track set to release next week

                            'Runner': Release date, concept, music video teaser and all you need to know about Raiden, Changmo and EXO's Baekhyun collab
Changmo, Baekhyun and DJ Raiden (Changmo, Raiden/Instagram, Getty Images)

Stans, get ready for an epic new collaboration featuring some of the biggest names in South Korean music. DJ-producer Raiden, rapper Changmo, and singer-songwriter Baekhyun (commonly known as a member of EXO) are teaming up for a new song titled 'Runner'. Here's all you need to know for the collaboration:

Release date

'Runner' is scheduled for a release on January 26, 2021.


If we're taking clues from a recent 15-second teaser, it looks like the new song will be edgy hip-hop or rock track. The mysterious clip opens with a mid-tempo guitar riff droned by a light tremolo effect to the visuals of silhouettes of the artists before a steady rap-rock beat kicks in. Uploaded by esports organization T1 on YouTube, there is also the possibility the song will tie into gaming somehow. Whether as an OST for a new game, leveraged as music for a competition or any other way that the song will be showcased, the details are unclear and the teaser leaves us only to speculate for now. Watch it below:


What is T1?

T1 (previously known as SK Telecom T1 or SKT T1) is a South Korean e-sports organization that manages teams operated by T1 Entertainment & Sports, a joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor. T1 teams have competed in popular games such as 'League of Legends', 'Valorant', 'PUBG', 'Fortnite', 'Dota 2', 'Hearthstone', 'Overwatch', 'Apex Legends', and 'Pokémon'.

Where to stream

According to the bio for the teaser, T1 has stated that 'Runner' will be exclusive to their platform. You can stay tuned on their YouTube via the embedded video below or follow them on their official website here.

Fan reactions

Fans on YouTube have filled the comments with their excitement over the surprising collaboration. "T1, baekhyun, aND CHANGMO???? what is this combination and why am i excited af," said a fan while another wrote in all caps, "I WASN'T EXPECTING THIS BUT IM TRULY BLESSED." One fan said, "T1 x Raiden x Baekhyun x Changmo ... nothing else to ask for! 2021 will be a good year!" "I think I’m gonna cry, baekhyun this is too much for my littol heart 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭I can’t wait for this collaboration, I’m sooooo exited," shared a fan. Another fan added, "I’m literally so pumped for this 😆😆😆."

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