The official lyric video for Lady Gaga and Blackpink‘s collaborative song Sour Candy is out now, and the whole thing looks like a VR video game.
Set in the vibrant world of Chromatica, the lyric video is as abstract as it can get. It opens up with four floating creatures which represent Blackpink’s members Kim Jennie in blue, Lalisa Manoban in yellow, Park “Rosé” Chae Young in red and Kim Jisoo in purple. Lady Gaga is the enormous pink being dancing around in the video.
Fans have also observed that each Blackpink member belongs to a different tribe, as introduced months ago in the Stupid Love music video.
The Sour Candy lyric video was directed by motion capture performer Sam Rolfes.
“All characters were puppetted live in VR, we spent a long time flying around with them, getting to know their personalities and how they moved so we could dance together,” said Rolfes in a tweet.
Here’s a closer look at the mysterious creatures:
Rolfes is also a 3D animator and a graphic designer, and has created a game with a similar style in the past.
Now that the Sour Candy lyric video is out, fans are already anticipating a full music video for it.
Sour Candy is just one of the songs in Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album entitled Chromatica. The song is an analog to society’s unfair expectations for women.
The Sour Candy lyric video isn’t the only video with game visuals. One of the scenes on another Chromatica song, Rain On Me, is giving us major Bayonetta vibes.
Could this be Lady Gaga’s way of paying tribute to one of her beloved video game titles?