Nikolai Fraiture, full time rhythm creator in The Strokes and part time leader of Summer Moon, has together with the latter band created a 360 degree interactive video. This interactive, VR video for Summer Moon’s debut single ‘With You Tonight’ (out December 9 on 7″ vinyl) features Nikolai stumbling into an occult experience on his way home. The video (featuring real-life NYC magicians) was shot by the Weird Days Collective, also behind Real Estate and Santigold videos.
Speaking about the video’s arrival just ahead of Halloween, Nikolai says; “The video is about two people coming home from a dance ball and stumbling into a strange, occult world filled with bizarre characters all displaying their mystical powers. The VR lends an eeriness where you lose your sense of reality and become completely immersed in the experience. You can explore around so you never see the same video twice. It feels like Sleep No More in one room.”
With the album due out in early 2017 this look in to the band’s creative eye is something to behold. With a plethora of talented musicians backing Fraiture this is a band with a hell of a lot of clout. Judging by this new video, they aren’t afraid to ball their fists and throw.