Streaming TV service Hulu in collaboration with live entertainment specialist Live Nation began a virtual reality (VR) documentary series called ON STAGE last year, featuring artists like Lil Wayne and Major Lazer. Now the companies have released the third installment in the series, this time featuring Grammy Award-winning artists, Phoenix.
In the episode, viewers get to travel to Phoenix’s hometown of Versailles, France, before joining them on stage in London’s Alexandra Palace.
If you’ve not heard of Phoenix before Hulu notes: “As a band, Phoenix has always embraced a slightly “off,” quirky distortion of interpretation and perception. It permeates their songwriting – singing in English but allowing the mistakes and misunderstandings to survive because of their charm and rhythmic qualities. It has also been a touchstone of the approach to the albums – the creation of specific sound and visual palettes that are typically some reinterpretation of a certain inspiration(s).”
The new episode of ON STAGE is available now through the Hulu VR app. All you need is a compatible head-mounted display (HMD) such as Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift or Windows Mixed Reality headsets, with additional platforms slated to be coming soon.
The multi-part series aims to give a rare glimpse into an artist’s world, taking viewers on a journey looking at the creative process of an artist’s live music experience, and what inspires them on and off the stage, so expect further collaborations in the future.
If you are a Hulu subscriber you not only get access to the streaming platform’s library of VR content, there’s also Hulu’s entire library of 2D content, including current season content, past seasons of hit shows, movies and Hulu Originals, all in immersive 3D environments. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Hulu, reporting back with the latest updates and announcements.