Childish Gambino Releases PHAROS Concert In Virtual Reality

blame it on Patrick Glynn November 30, 2016

This Friday, we’ll finally get Childish Gambino’s new album, …Awaken, My Love!. But before the world heard the explosions on “Me And Your Mama,” and before the intimate, sexual healing on “Redbone,” Gambino debuted the entire album at a concert in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park.

Gambino released an app in June called PHAROS, which led to a place you could buy tickets for the concert in September. Then at the concert, there was no cameras allowed, so the footage has — for the most part — been left up to people who attended the show writing about it.

Now just two days before the album drops, Donald Glover released the entire concert — which includes the entirety of …Awaken, My Love! — on his app in virtual reality. You’ll need a virtual reality headset to watch and listen to the whole thing.

Glover also announced the album would be sold on vinyl until the end of Friday, and then never again after that.

You can download the app to watch the show on iTunes, and visit Gambino’s website to pre-order the vinyl and album.