Bastille explores virtual reality in new “Thelma + Louise” video

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Bastille has premiered a new video for “Thelma + Louise,” the band’s latest single.

The clip finds frontman Dan Smith joining another person, played by British actress Remmie Milner, in a virtual reality adventure using a device similar to the one in the “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror.

“The four of us in Bastille and Remmie had our heads and bodies scanned to make the digital avatars that you see,” Smith says. “We’re massively excited for people to watch this mad little two-minute film that takes you right into how the innerverse could work. It totally captures the sense of escape and endless possibility.”

You can watch the “Thelma + Louise” video now streaming on YouTube.

“Thelma + Louise” premiered in August. It’s one of three new singles from Bastille this year, along with “Distorted Light Beam” and “Give Me the Future.”

Bastille has also been working on a new album, the follow-up to 2019’s Doom Days.

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