The North Face Teams With Spotify to Release a Track That You Can Hear Only If It's Raining

Single by White Denim Is Part of Campaign Celebrating Rain

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Mar 13, 2017

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The North Face is teaming up with Spotify to release a new rain-themed music track that you can only listen to if it's raining in your hometown.

The project is the first creative out of Sid Lee's L.A. office. It's part of the apparel brand's "Seek No Shelter" campaign celebrating rain, which promotes its first-ever fully waterproof softshell rain jacket, Apex Flex GTX. Through the use of geotargeting technology, from today, the rain-themed track by White Denim will become available exclusively on Spotify in U.S. markets that are receiving rainfall.

People can visit a microsite at to unlock the single and listen to a "Rainy Day Playlist" curated by The North Face. The campaign, the first creative work to come out of Sid Lee's L.A. office, will be supported by advertising across print, digital and social media channels, and out-of-home activations nationwide.

White Denim will also live premiere the song this Thursday, March 16 at The Fader Fort at SXSW in Austin in an immersive experience. The stage will be transformed into the eye of a storm while the band performs. Fans will also be able to take part in a sensory experience recreating the look, feel and sound of a storm with cool air, mist and the smell of fresh rain.

"Our entire brand is based around the idea that adverse and changing conditions aren't just to be tolerated, they are what shapes a great life lived outdoors," said Vice President of Marketing at The North Face Tom Herbst in a statement. "For this campaign, we want to change the way people think about rain -- as not something to hide from, but something to be sought out and celebrated. Dropping a song only when it is raining is designed to delight, inspire and mimic the same sense of anticipation and excitement that you have when heading into the wild."

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Mar 13, 2017
Sid Lee LA
The North Face
Executive Creative Director:
Kris Manchester
Creative Director:
Jonny Leicht
Creative Director:
Joe Fotheringham
Design Director:
Malte Gruhl
Art Director:
Ruben Beddeleem
Global Production Manager:
Claudia Roy
Executive Producer:
Nalina Baratz
Senior Producer:
Karena Dacker
Production Company:
The Mill
Paul Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Luke Colson
Marcus Speaker
Editorial Company:
The Mill+
Jason Webb
Sound Design:
Barking Owl
Music Artist:
White Denim
Sound Engineer:
John Bolen
The Mill+
3D Lead Artist:
Peter Claes
2D Lead Artist:
Adam Lambert
2D Lead Artist:
Robin McGloin
Vinicius Naldi
Ren Chen
Greg Reese

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