There's very little known about choral pop singer Empara Mi — where she comes from, or her age for example. But her striking music speaks for itself. Earlier this year, she put out the ghostly "Wanderlust," and her second single "The Comedown" shows a strident new side to her sound: deep-chested power ballad meets vaguely sinister, ritualistic incantation.
In the video, the singer's face is transformed into gold, fire, and ice by innovative face-mapping projection technology developed in Japan. (She even flew to Tokyo to work with the creators of the Omote technology to develop the final visual.) As she explained to The FADER in an email: "'The Comedown' is essentially about projecting fake personas, hiding behind a mask in an attempt to conceal the 'real you.' I wanted the visual to be, quite literally, an expression of this idea. It was a crazy and intense development process, and I'm very proud to be the one to showcase such amazing technology in a way it hasn’t been seen before." Watch it above.