The release of Athena's debut single "Eternal" alongside Grammy-nominated duo SMLE marks another seminal moment for the connection between dance music and gaming. 

One of the foremost streamers of Rocket League and a member of the prominent esports organization Team Envy, Athena described the situation as "unreal" in an exclusive text message interview between herself and SMLE. 

Athena recapped her experience previewing the new single for her fans on stream, and having her expectations blown away by the reaction. "They're all freaking out going crazy," she said. "Didn't expect it at all."

The artists also react to seeing their post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-inspired makeovers in the new official music video for "Eternal," which features the artists competing to snag an elixir that promises eternal youth. The video's dark themes and aesthetics find contrast with the track's spritely future bass synths and soaring singalong vocals from Athena.

The release is being driven by Monstercat, Canada's largest independent dance music imprint. The label has developed a robust partnership with Rocket League over the years, releasing and licensing the music of numerous high-profile artists for the game, such as Kaskade. During the conversation, it's revealed that Monstercat and Team Envy are additionally planning a collaborative merch drop to celebrate the groundbreaking single. 

Recommended Articles

Boys Noize Polarity - album art

Boys Noize Defies Odds with Antithetic Album, "+/- (Polarity)"

The project is a patchwork of underground techno, industrial, and jack house.


Saudi Arabia's Largest Music Festival, SOUNDSTORM, Announces Return With Over 150 Artists

MDLBEAST continues to think bigger, and are putting their money where their mouth is with their biggest lineup to date.

As SMLE noted in a separate statement, "Eternal" marks the first time a Rocket League creator has teamed up with another artist who has had music featured within the game. Read the full text conversation between Athena and SMLE below and catch "Eternal" now playing on Rocket League fields everywhere.

1 (2)
2 (2)
3 (1)






Rocket League

Kaskade Teases Rocket League Collaboration and Monstercat Debut

In a reply to the teaser video, Monstercat revealed that Kaskade has a new single titled "Flip Reset" coming soon.

[Press pic] Kaskade (c) Mark Owens

Kaskade Speeds Ahead With Second Monstercat & Rocket League Single, "Solid Ground"

New music from Kaskade and a new season of Rocket League drop this week.


Kaskade Delivers Rocket League-Inspired "Reset" EP: Listen

The record was written and released as playable in-game music for Rocket League's ongoing second season.


Kaskade Continues Monstercat and Rocket League Hot Streak With New Single "Closer"

The new tune serves as the third single off Kaskade's forthcoming debut Monstercat EP.

A color headshot of Kaskade (real name Ryan Raddon) over a black background.

Kaskade's New EP Will Include His In-Game Music from Rocket League

Fans can now pre-save Kaskade's highly anticipated "Reset" EP, which will arrive in early March via Monstercat.

Rocket League monstercat

Rocket League Celebrates Monstercat's 10th Anniversary With In-Game Music From Marshmello, Noisestorm, More

The fan pack also includes tracks from Slushii and Pegboard Nerds, among others.

Rocket League

Rocket League Season 2 is a Tribute to Electronic Dance Music

The second Rocket Pass features new music, EQ paint jobs, bass wave trails, laser light show goal explosion effects, and much more.

[Press pic] Kaskade 2

Kaskade Makes Monstercat Debut, In-Game Rocket League Track "Flip Reset" With WILL K

We bet you didn't have Kaskade making his Monstercat debut on your 2020 bingo card.