As R&B royalty Eric Bellinger released his fifth studio album The Rebirth 2 yesterday, he invited fans to participate in a unique tech-infused listening party at Los Angeles’s Wisdome art park. The geodesic dome inside this one-of-a-kind venue provided the perfect futuristic environment for this first taste of R&B’s next wave: virtual reality albums!
Bellinger pulled up in a space-age Tesla dripping from head-to-toe in space gear, and celebrated the epic collection of music on The Rebirth 2 with Ne-Yo and Meagan Good and 500+ friends and fans as new heat like “Type a Way” featuring Chris Brown and “That’s Why” featuring Nipsey Hussle had the dome lit. But this listening party wasn’t just about the incredible sounds…Eric Bellinger soon took to the stage and let fans try custom The Rebirth 2 virtual reality goggles to experience a visual component of his album unlike anything a musical artist has done before!
This was an event that had to be seen to be believed, but enjoy the amazing photos and get your second chance on the East Coast to experience the future of R&B as Eric Bellinger brings his VR experience to NYC this week after his concert at the legendary SOB’s on February 24th.