We’re always fond of good browser-based freeform music videos, so we thought we’d bring your attention to this one from Japanese band Sour for their song “Utsushi Kagami (Mirror).” With full personalization using your Twitter, Facebook and webcam, it’s easily one of the best and most intricate web-based music environments we’ve come across to date.
Before you progress any further, you’ll need a compatible browser to experience this fully: Google Chrome or Safari version 5.0 or higher worked for us. For maximum wow factor, be sure to connect your webcam and social media accounts when prompted—trust us, it’s worth it. Then, off you’ll go on a journey across the internet, taking in Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more as one of the co-stars in this immersive music video.
The lyrics are in Japanese, but that just kind of adds to the insanity, though some of them are awkwardly translated as part of your Twitter and Facebook feeds (don’t worry, it doesn’t actually publish anything to your accounts, it’s all simulated) so you can get the gist of what they’re saying. But you don’t really need to know the words to enjoy this, hell, you don’t even have to like the music. Just plug in, sit back and begin this bizarre but wonderful digital adventure here.
This isn’t the first time Sour have used webcams and featured fans in their music videos. See below for their song “Hibi no Neiro (Tone of everyday).”