Watch The 360-Degree VR Video For Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘We Love You’
Avenged Sevenfold have unleashed a new single, We Love You, along with a 360-degree virtual reality video. The song is the second track released off the band’s upcoming album, Life Is But a Dream...which arrives on 2 June. You can check the video out below.
This time around, the band gets highly experimental, as We Love You features different styles and sounds, jumping around from prog-rock to hardcore to industrial before ending with an extended acoustic outro. Thematically, a press release describes the song as “an ode to decrying the rat race.”
As for the music video, artist Ryan McKinnon used Unreal Engine to create the innovative visual experience, which has been optimized for Oculus in VR and 360 on YouTube. The visualizer shows beautiful nature scenes, but then, “the pressure of society takes over and the world starts building at a crazy pace.”
We Love You follows the album’s first single Nobody, which was released in March.
In related news, Avenged Sevenfold played a surprise show on Friday, 12 May at Area 15 in Las Vegas, marking their first concert in five years. Looking ahead, the band have North American gigs booked from 19 May through to 15 October 15.
The band’s North American tour featuring support from Falling In Reverse. Produced by Live Nation, leg two includes stops in Nashville, Denver, Austin, and more before concluding at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena. Fans will have the opportunity to hear the group’s new album Life Is But A Dream… for the first time live during the 30-show outing.
Written and recorded over the span of four years, Life Is But a Dream… was inspired by the writing and philosophy of the influential novelist Albert Camus. Accordingly, the lyrics are rooted in existentialism and absurdism. The album’s cover art and packaging are by renowned artist Wes Lang. Bold and multi-layered and the record promises to be the band’s most daring yet.