Gorillaz takes to Google Spotlight Stories for new VR music video ahead of album release
Gorillaz have a new album (opens in new tab) dropping on April 28, and they've taken to Google's nascent VR platform to promote it. Partnering with Google Spotlight Stories, the new truly weird VR music video titled Saturnz Barz is available on YouTube VR with the some very interesting antics and — as always — some sick beats.
The VR video can be broken down into two portions: the main video is a 360-degree horror movie drug trip, and the beginning and end of the video put you on a seemingly normal train car watching the beginning and end of the music video on a virtual smartphone. The video gets a bit trippy, between the alien monsters and the psychedelic space journey, but judge it for yourself.
Maybe not at work, as there is a censored-but-still-very-much-naked virtual bandmate in here.
Check it out on Cardboard or Daydream, or wherever you get your VR fix!
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Very cool! Didn't even know they had a new album coming out! The naked one is Murdoch, isn't it? Can't take bloody Stokies anywhere!
Good song. Popcaan killed the beat. #Unruly #Jamaica
I went to their private album launch gig/party on Friday at a warehouse in London. They gave guests a Gorillaz themed Google Cardboard. They also had high end graphics/video ready to go on the a big screen for every track on the album, including performances by the many guest singers, so I guess they are really going to go for new media at launch.
Can I get it on the GearVR (and how)??