WHIPPED CREAM LINKS WITH RAPPER AND SONGWRITER JASIAH AND PRODUCER CRIMSON CHILD FOR OPERATIC ELECTRONIC SINGLE AND VIDEO THE DARK ON MONSTERCAT
SINGLE ARRIVES WITH INNOVATIVE MUSIC VIDEO
AND VR EXPERIENCE PRODUCED BY DEPARTURE LOUNGE SELECTED TO WORLD PREMIER AT SXSW 2023 XR SHOWCASE
THE DARK TO FEATURE ON WHIPPED CREAM’S
ANTICIPATED EP SOMEONE YOU CAN COUNT ON
OUT MARCH 8
TORONTO, ON – February 1, 2023 – Kicking off the year with her most ambitious project to date, producer and singer-songwriter, WHIPPED CREAM, teamed up with rapper and songwriter, Jasiah, and producer, Crimson Child, to release their genre-bending masterpiece, The Dark – out now on Monstercat. Today, the trio share the innovative music video for the track, produced by Departure Lounge and directed by Will Selviz. Listen to The Dark here and watch the video here.
Unraveling a story about toxic love and loss, the single puts Jasiah’s operatic talents on full display, heightening the drama in the haunting keys and textured synthwork. The Dark ushers in the announcement of WHIPPED CREAM’S forthcoming EP, Someone You Can Count On, due out on March 8. Accumulating over 6 million streams across featured tracks like CRY and Angels, the package sees WHIPPED CREAM step out of her comfort zone and into her higher power to unleash a boundless and raw representation of her artistry.
WHIPPED CREAM shares, “There is love in holding on and there is love in letting go. The Dark is inspired by the concept of picking up a rose - it looks incredibly inviting and beautiful to hold, but it can puncture the skin. It’s about a relationship where one person hasn’t cut out their toxic behaviours and although beautiful underneath, they still damage the one they love most. It’s learning to finally let go of what might be so beautiful yet painful and unhealthy, and head into the unknown, ‘the dark’.”
Crimson Child adds, “In my eyes, The Dark is a song about love and loss. The feeling of a toxic relationship and its corruption of the soul. Being pulled in and out of love, confused as to your true feelings and being overcome by emotion when trying to make sense of it. I hope this record brings you the peace it brought me.”
Produced by the Vancouver-based studio, Departure Lounge, and directed by Will Selviz, The Dark music video is a novel mixed-reality project developed in Canada’s first volumetric capture facility. Equipped with tech that can transfer humans and objects in and out of the Metaverse, WHIPPED CREAM, Jasiah, and Crimson Child were shot by over 100 cameras at Metastage Canada, capturing them in real-time and transporting their holograms into a virtual reality environment. As a result, they created the world's highest-resolution volumetric VR music experience to date, revolutionizing the future of audiovisual content. A clip of the immersive video premiered to acclaim at Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in October and will next hit the road in a full-scale presentation at SXSW in Austin this March, inviting attendees to explore The Dark through an XR headset.
Adam Rogers, the Co-Founder, VP of Creative, and Head of Studio at Departure Lounge, shares, “Working with WHIPPED CREAM on The Dark has been an incredible experience. The vision and artistry that she has brought to this project has been amazing. It’s truly been a pleasure for me and my team to work with her, and the resulting 2D music video and VR Experience showcase the latest and greatest in creativity using cutting edge capture and real time technologies.”
Boasting a portfolio of work with a diversity of greats such as Latto, UNIIQU3, Moore Kismet, and Lil Keed, there is no limit to WHIPPED CREAM’s creative ingenuity. Originally debuting The Dark at her mind-blowing Coachella set in 2022, WHIPPED CREAM has since been on a streak of major festival plays and headline dates in preparation for her EP tour this spring. Taking the stage at renowned events like Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, ADE, and multiple Diesel shows, she’s given fans a taste of her dynamic live performances soon to travel around the world. Sharing art that feels true to herself and this next evolution of her project, 2023 is indisputably the year of WHIPPED CREAM.
ABOUT WHIPPED CREAM:
Whether on the ice or on the decks, WHIPPED CREAM’s talents for expressing herself through music are undeniable. Born in Toronto as Caroline Cecil, she spent her formative years as a competitive figure skater before a fateful accident brought a new passion for production into focus. Now, WHIPPED CREAM is living proof that everything happens for a reason.
Malachi-Phree Jasiah Pate known professionally as Jasiah, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Dayton, Ohio. He is known for his usage of screaming in vocals and sinister lyrics.
ABOUT CRIMSON CHILD:
Yashar Tafazoli, better known as Crimson Child, is an artist/producer based out of Vancouver, Canada with a unique flare for blending stories, unorthodox melodies, and dark electronic undertones all into one brilliant package that is sure to make you move, as well as feel.
ABOUT DEPARTURE LOUNGE:
Founded in June 2021, Departure Lounge Inc. provides the tools, technologies, and creative services required by businesses to thrive in the next generation of the internet – referred to interchangeably by industry as Web 3.0, the Spatial Web, or the Metaverse. Our 6000 sq ft studio, located at the Center for Digital Media on Great Northern Way in Vancouver B.C., boasts one of the world’s largest, highest resolution Volumetric Capture stages, advanced marker-less motion capture technology, and virtual production capabilities including one of the most advanced, highest resolution LED walls in the region. On behalf of our clients, our creative services team delivers best-in-class 3D spaces, worlds, and experiences to host, provide access to, and monetize the 3D assets created in our studio.