The Gorillaz returned last week after a six-year hiatus, dropping a visual to their new single “Saturn Barz”… and it made Youtube history.
If you weren’t aware, the clip was shot in 360 VR format, and garnered more than three million views in the first 48 hours — the highest debut of a VR video in YouTube history, reports Billboard.
The previous 48-hour record was held by Russian band УСПЕШНАЯ ГРУППА, who had 1.3 million views for their “СТРАННЫЙ” video, according to a press release.
The six-minute, animated video had racked up nearly 16 million views, as of press time.
“Saturn Barz” appears on Gorillaz’s long-awaited new album, Humanz, the group’s first since 2011’s The Fall.