Disturbed’s Cover of The Sound of Silence Made into VR Experience

There’s been quite a few musicians getting into virtual reality (VR) or 360-degrees for their music videos. Over the last year VRFocus has reported on The Foals, The Donnies The Amys, Neda & Marrs, Mind Enterprises and many more. Now American heavy metal band Disturbed has released a VR video for the hit song The Sound of Silence.

A cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 60’s classic, The Sound of Silence, Disturbed’s version adds their own style to the haunting track, which the band released last year. The video was produced by Dekker Dreyer of Clever Fox, and directed by Matt Mahurin, who also created the official video for the cover which has accumulated more than 125M YouTube views. 

Disturbed - Sound of Silence

Set in a dystopian world, the VR experience expands on the universe first introduced in the official video. Director Matt Mahurin explains: “It was a thrill and a challenge (and maybe a bit ironic) to use the innovative and immersive world of VR to explore the disconnect of direct human connection that results from the addictive world of social media.”

The immersive video is being distributed via Littlstar. You can go the website to watch if you don’t have a suitable head-mounted display (HMD). But the best way to enjoy the experience is to download the app for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC, Samsung Gear VR and iOS or Android devices for use with Google Cardboard and other headsets.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Littlstar, reporting back with the latest updates.