Canadian indie-electronic duo HUMANS, the brainchild of Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, have premiered the 360 VR video for their new song “The Feels.” Pulsing house beats and synthesizer work make the song a heady, techno-esque bumper, but coupled with the music video it takes on a more anxiously sinister tone.
HUMANS have built their sound around electronica-powered sonics that aren’t meant to be pinned down to any one genre, “The Feels” continues that trend with a variety of sound styles that come together to create a unique sensory experience. The 360 VR video ominously follows a woman through a winding array of streets and interiors as the song drones on with its eerie, deadpan vocals. With every turn of her head back towards the camera, the video escalates its crescendoing anxieties and the use of VR technology forces the viewer/listener to experience it through the eyes of the one stalking her–creating a decidely grim experience.
“I knew we’d have to do something in VR, I wanted to do something different, a more interactive approach and also keep the vision with the camera following the protagonist wearing a HUMANS’ ALPHA bomber present,” the band said of the video. “We ended up with a narrative where the viewer is witnessing a stranger being followed and she falls into his trap. Thanks to everyone involved, we had the opportunity to construct several themed rooms and we recommend experiencing the video with a VR headset if possible, you’ll understand.”
Watch the music video for “The Feels” below!
HUMANS has a string of tour dates coming up, including a stop at the newly opened Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on November 9. Visit the band’s website and Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour announcements.
Stream HUMANS’ Water Water EP here.
Humans tour dates
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA at The Moroccan Lounge
11/10 – San Francisco, CA at Cafe du Nord
11/11 – Brooklyn, NY at Elsewhere