WATCH: This Band Uses Facebook Live’s Delay to Create an Amazing Song

The Academic


We all hate delays: the delays in our flights, the delays in our meetings, and the delays in our orders at restaurants. But one of the worst kinds of delays is the one we experience online, when we’re watching a video or a live feed. But for the band The Academic, they attempted to make something beautiful out of the delays in live feeds.

The band created a looped version of their song “Bear Claws,” which the band describes as, “When you go live on Facebook, there’s a delay before it shows up on your page. We used that delay to record loops for a performance of our single “Bear Claws.” This was filmed in one take, live on Facebook, for the first time ever.”

Watch the amazing song below:

They added in the description of their YouTube video, “We rearranged each instrument on “Bear Claws” to fit Facebook Live’s delay, with each loop getting more complex, adding instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Additionally, by projecting the video live from a soundstage we created an infinite tunnel consisting of all the previously recorded loops.”


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