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New Gorillaz VR Video Breaks YouTube Record

- 7 years ago

Gorillaz have put their new 360 animated visual for new track Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) on YouTube, breaking all previous records for the biggest debut of a Virtual Reality video

Directed by Jamie Hewlett, the trippy video is produced by Cara Speller with Passion Pictures Animation in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories. Watch the six-minute film for yourself via the player below.

The animated band, engineered by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, have released full details of their fifth album, Humanz, and the new VR video serves as a real psychedelic treat for every Gorillaz fan.

The video achieved more than 3m views in its first 48 hours of going live on YouTube and has now been watched over 5m times! The regular, non-VR version of the video has now been viewed nearly 15 million times.

Watch the record-breaking VR video for yourself – below

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.