André 3000 takes the listening party to IMAX

Together with

The Future. André 3000 is taking the release of his debut solo album, New Blue Sun, to the next level by releasing an album-long visualization in IMAX. It’s a one-night engagement, but its success could spur other artists to make headline-making listening parties more globally accessible.

Big screen bangers
André 3000’s long, flute-centric songs are getting the big-screen treatment.

  • New Blue Sun is being shown on January 23rd as an “album listening cinematic experience,” per Hypebeast. Tickets are already available.
  • Following the visual album, there will be a livestreamed Q&A with André and director Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness).
  • And with the experience executive-produced by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival), you know that it’ll be beautiful.

The past year has been a banner age for the collab between music and film — Taylor Swift and Beyoncé both released hit concert films, Travis Scott took his Circus Maximus movie to theaters, and Jennifer Lopez dropped the star-studded trailer for This is Me…Now: The Film.

It’s as if the way to eventize albums in the age of streaming is to make them cinema.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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