Vancouver duo HUMANS have released a new video today for their single “Boys & Girls”. The track is offered directly by the artist on Soundcloud along with a 360° animated virtual reality video. Premiered today at Earmilk, the visual is a trippy dance video that translates the band’s 2D animations into an interactive 3D space. This is the first independent offering from the JUNO Award nominated duo leading up to a string of additional releases slated for 2017. Watch here
HUMANS’ Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq first heard the final mix of “Boys & Girls” before taking the stage at Coachella last year where the song made its live debut. On translating the single to video, the band says “we wanted something that has the viewer move as he or she is watching. We decided on doing a dance video with a girl dancing in front of you and a guy dancing behind you. Because it’s so new, finding the information on how to make your 2D drawings work in a 3D space was really difficult. We just couldn’t really read about it anywhere and so figuring it out ended up taking longer than animating it.” The final product is an increasingly trippy animated landscape.
Surrounding the new release, HUMANS will be playing a string of shows across Canada including an NXNE appearance at the Portlands supporting Passion Pit. US and Canadian headline dates to come this summer.