The virtual-reality remix video of the Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ is literal fire

Boom.

 

Christine Friar

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Published Oct 22, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:36 pm CDT

The Weeknd’s new video for the remix of “The Hills” featuring Eminem was shot for virtual reality on a GoPro, and the YouTube version lets you play around with a click-and-drag 360-degree experience of the set while you watch. 

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Since the song’s original video featured a low-key, cinematic car explosion, this remix did what any good sequel does with a bunch of bigger, wilder explosions.

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Since it’s just for Eminem’s verse in the remix, the video isn’t full-length, but it is an indicator that artists are willing to play around with these new features as YouTube rolls them out. 

Pro tip: If you watch the video in Chrome, all the click-and-drag, 360-degree interactive components will work, but if you’re watching in another browser it will only play in a fisheye, panoramic view. 

Screengrab via The Weeknd/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2015, 2:21 pm CDT