Premiere: Dreller builds a virtual world in clip for Shape Of Love

Premiere: Dreller builds a virtual world in clip for Shape Of Love

The London-based, Sydney-born multi-instrumentalist reveals the latest part in his multi-song-spanning 3D world.

After initially breaking out back in 2015/2016 with a range of singles kicked off with his woozy debut, One Night Stand, the last two years have been reasonably quiet for Sydney-born musician Dreller. Now based in London, the artist has spent much of the past two years working on music and this unique 3D world that he welcomed with the first three singles and their respective video clips, something he's continuing with his first release of the year, Shape Of Love. "I've spent the past two years obsessively building a 3D version of the world I sketched out in my first videos for One Night Stand, Control, and A Signal That Comes Back," he says on the clips and his lengthy time away from the limelight. "I was recording music the whole time and there was so much material by the end that I decided to create an entire universe out of it all with its own mythology and stories. I hope it's a thrill to watch it unfold."

The video for Shape Of Love, his first single since the run of three back in 2016, continues to show this self-created 3D world, uniting the single's anthemic indie-pop vocal hook and its generally quite festival-ready sound with colourful visuals that add depth to the world he's shown us thus far. "I made the Shape of Love video using a mix of 3D software packages such as Houdini and Blender," he says on the clip in an email. "There are two main dimensions within this video, but I want to extend on that in the next videos I make. I've been building this animated world for a while, creating all the creatures and locations from scratch, and I wanted it to feel like a living breathing other-worldly-place that my music and art can live.

"From a technical standpoint, I've been building it similar to the way people build video games. I'm building an online library with all the creatures and areas, I've also built my own cipher language which you can see in the clip. I want to make it as lifelike as possible!"

Watch the clip below:

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