Watch: Rich Aucoin releases 360 VR video for new track ‘The Past’

Catch Aucoin at the Bentway Moon Merge on September 14 or the Longboat Hall on October 11

Rich Aucoin has released a 360 VR video for his new track “The Past,” which, musically, was created entirely by his vocals and body with no instruments. The powerful track was created through percussion made from Aucoin’s mouth or clapping, pitched down vocals for the bass, and vocal pads and vocal melody lines.

“‘It’s come out of my love, it’s coming for me’ is regret chasing one down until it kills them if they live with a sense of living in the past and/or with their regrets and mistakes letting them oppress you with trauma instead of working through those feelings and traumas to move forward and be uncontrolled by them,” Aucoin explains to Indie88. “Alice is making a pivotal choice to move forward and not go back the way she came as she goes deeper into herself and her wonderland.”

The accompanying clip was shot by Pete MacDonald, with audio spatializing by Kyle Varley and 360 VR video editing by AJ King. The clip is a 360 video of a 3D cube that sees Aucoin’s mouth on every side, as each mouth recreates one part of the song. If you watch using a VR headset or your phone, the audio is spatialized so that wherever you look, you’ll hear each part of the music as the part’s volume increases for your own personalized mix of the track.

Watch the video for “The Past” and check out Aucoin’s upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

Aug 9 – Hubbards, NS – Shore Club
Sep 9 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz*
Sep 10 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
Sep 11 – Arcata, CA – Hum Brews*
Sep 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rec Room*
Sep 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club*
Sep 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall*
Sep 22 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis*
Sep 24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
Sep 25 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
Sep 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*
Sep 30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
Oct 9 – London, ON – Call The Office
Oct 10 – Guelph, ON – e-Bar
Oct 11 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
Oct 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Oct 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – HVAC Pub
Oct 19 – Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
Oct 31 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 2 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
Nov 7 – Charlottetown, PEI – PEI Brewing Company
Nov 8 – St John’s, NF – The Rock House
Nov 14 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Breve
Nov 21 – Quebec, QC – La Source de la Martinière
Nov 22 – Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys
Nov 23 – Ottawa, ON – House of TARG
Nov 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will
Nov 30 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth

* with TWRP
Lead photo courtesy of Scott Munn.