Sony and Khalid Combine VR Technologies In ‘Lost in Music’ Campaign

Sony and Khalid Combine VR Technologies In 'Lost in Music' Campaign

“Lost in Music” Brand Campaign by Sony and Khalid to start in January 2018

Sony Corporation announced the second installment of its brand campaign, called “Lost in Music,”, which will deliver new music experiences to fans utilising Sony’s latest technologies. The brand campaign consists of live music events and a Virtual Reality (VR) music video, both featuring GRAMMY Award nominee singer and songwriter, Khalid.

The “Lost in Music” campaign will roll out with a two-day live event, kicking off with Khalid in Los Angeles, CA, on 19 January, 2018.

The concert events will be held at the LA Hangar in Los Angeles. The Lost in Music experience will enable fans to immerse themselves in music, enabled by the unique combination of music and Sony’s spatial audio technology, which can create space where sounds are virtually moving around. Upon arriving at the event, attendees will discover what it is like to be enveloped in sound as they walk through a specially designed entrance tunnel called the Acoustic Vessel “Odyssey.” The experience will feature 576 speakers, which create an unprecedented experience where sound field synthesis technology allows guests to follow various sounds as they move around them in the Acoustic Vessel “Odyssey.” Once they have travelled through “Odyssey” they will arrive at “Dreamscape,” a performance space designed specifically for Khalid and some special guests.

A new VR music video from Khalid will debut on 15 March at SXSW. This video will utilise VR projection mapping technology from Sony Interactive Entertainment, which realises 360-degree stereoscopic images. In the VR world, users will be able to interact with Khalid’s music in entirely new ways. The video will then be available on the PlayStationStore from spring 2018 to be enjoyed on PlayStationVR, the virtual reality system for PlayStation4.

“Lost in Music” aims to deliver unique experiences combining technologies and music as only Sony can. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Khalid, who was recently nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, including best new artist. His unique talents are truly highlighted in this latest instalment of our “Lost in Music” brand campaign, and we are confident that music fans who experience either the concert events or the VR music video will be wowed,” said Midori Tomita, VP in charge of UX Business Development, Brand Strategy of Sony Corporation.

“I am so excited to be featured in Sony’s Lost in Music campaign for 2018. I can’t wait for the events in LA and Austin, it’s going to be so awesome to connect with my fans through an experience unlike anything I’ve done before. Plus, I get to show them an awesome new VR music video,” said Khalid.