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Explore Chemical Brothers’ VR Video ‘Under Neon Lights’ With St. Vincent

Duo and virtual reality company Within turn ‘Born in the Echoes’ track into immersive experience

The Chemical Brothers have teamed with virtual reality company Within for an immersive new VR video based around the dance duo’s track “Under Neon Lights,” featuring St. Vincent.

The video, which can be experienced via both VR headset or two-dimensionally on a computer, tells a coming-of-age story of a girl as she floats through different stages of her life, from childhood to death, with the Chemical Brothers track providing a pulsing score for the adventure.

The user can navigate around the strange world either through headset or mouse; by clicking the mouse, the VR environment turns darker and more psychedelic.

“We’ve always been intrigued by different visual interpretations of our music, so we were excited to see what the Within team would come up with in VR,” the Chemical Brothers said in a statement. The group previously indulged in motion scanning technology for their mind-bending “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l” video in 2016.

“Under Neon Lights,” co-written by St. Vincent, featured on the Chemical Brothers’ 2015 LP Born in the Echoes, which also boasted collaborations with Beck, Q-Tip and Cate Le Bon.


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