A Super Bizarre Music Video by Kumi Koda On Oculus Rift
The music video by Koda features 3D sounds, 360-degree views and full support for the Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift, a head mounted display created by Facebook owned company Oculus VR, has not yet been unveiled to the public. The device is set to be released in April 2015. Dance in the Rain is the very first music video to be displayed on Oculus Rift. It was exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week in the last two weeks of September and those who have the chance to watch it gave positive reviews.
Dance in the Rain has an intense, futuristic setting with energetic choreography, fashion designing by Yohji Yamamoto, 360 degrees wide-angle footage, stereophonic sounds, an almost surreal aura and gives a little post apocalyptic vibe. It is directed by Masashi Yokobe, also known as YKBX, who seem to have a great time while making it. Previously we had only seen games and movies in the virtual reality environment. It is nice and refreshing to see something different. Kumi Koda, who is regarded as one of the top artists in Japan, has done an excellent job.
The production of ‘Dance in the Rain’ was revealed in TENT LONDON, an art festival held in London, in 2014. The virtual reality music video was highly appreciated by the Londoners and the climax at the end of the song was exceptional and made the debut stand out in the art festival. The song is going to be released worldwide as a digital single via iTunes. Its international pre-orders have begun since 2014/10/22 and while in Japan you can purchase the song at special price. If you cannot wait for the song to be released and wish to listen to the trial version of Kumi Koda’s new song, ‘Dance In The Rain’, right now, just visit the her official site.
Kumi Kuda – Dance In The Rain
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