We know that music has the ability to evoke all sorts of emotions and images from the listener, and despite an artist’s attempt to evoke a particular emotion, the listener could interpret it and feel something completely different, and that is something the band Radiohead is trying to find out with the release of their app called PolyFauna. The app itself will be free and it is sort of like a game where gamers walk through a never-ending series of abstract environments which are populated by lifeforms. These lifeforms can be created by the player by drawing on the screen and it is basically an open-world concept where players can explore the game however they want.
According to a description of the game found on the band’s website, “PolyFauna is an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.” Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke, described the game as, “It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.” Players are also encouraged to take snapshots of the environment and upload it onto the band’s website where they can share the images and perhaps talk about a moment in the song(s) that might have inspired them to take that image. [iTunes App Store / Google Play Store]