While we’re already excited to catch RÜFÜS DU SOL on the Outdoor stage of Coachella on April 12 and 19, early arrivals will be able to catch a special event from the trio before the gates even open. In a press release sent to media yesterday, it was revealed that the band will unveil a sort film called “Underwater,” named after the fan-favorite track from their 2018 album SOLACE. Directed by James Frost, the film will be shown inside HP Inc.’s 11,000 square foot Antarctic Projection Dome during an exclusive VIP event on Thursday, April 11, the evening before the official opening of this year’s festival.
During the special event, RÜFÜS DU SOL will also play a DJ set and participate in a panel discussion examining technology’s power to transform and humanize music by enhancing connections, collaboration and creativity. Starting on the same day, RÜFÜS DU SOL will become YouTube’s “Artist On The Rise” as well.
Fans will still be able to experience the 360-degree film within the Antarctic Dome once the festival launches, as well.
Frost, the mastermind behind music videos like Radiohead’s “House of Cards” and OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass,” said, “RÜFÜS DU SOL and I have been trying to collaborate for a while, so when the opportunity arose to create the visual accompaniment to ‘Underwater’ for the HP Antarctic Dome at Coachella, I couldn’t think of a more perfect song and I knew we could create something magical. ‘Underwater’ is rich with layers, and the piece we’ve created immerses the audience visually and sonically in this expansive dome setting. I’m honored and thrilled not only to be asked to work on this, but also to have brought the piece to life with amazing graphic artists from around the world.”
See a preview of the video below.