Users can listen to the album before its release on September 11
Microsoft has partnered with another artist to showcase the features and capabilities of Internet Explorer, namely The xx.The partnership is centered on promoting the artist’s sophomore album release, titled Coexist, and the result includes access to the album a few weeks before the official launch.
Internet Explorer users can now benefit from the possibility to listen to the album prior to its launch on September 11, Microsoft announced.
For that, users should head over to this page on the Windows Team Blog and get a taste of the 11 tracks available for listening straight from the browser.
“The experience, which represents the art of digital sharing, is a testament to The xx and their passion to continually push the boundaries of our expectations,” Microsoft notes.
“As fans of the band, the team at Internet Explorer couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity to work together.”
The Redmond-based software giant also notes that the Coexist website has been built exclusively in HTML5, and that it has also been designed so as to work plug-in-free on all modern browsers.
Windows 8 users are expected to benefit from the best experience when accessing the website through the Internet Explorer 10 browser, the company also notes.
“As with each project we undertake, this is yet another opportunity to step back and rethink what’s possible on the web. With The xx, it was about blending music, art, and technology - creating beauty in simplicity,” Microsoft explains.
“When you land on the page, you’ll notice an incredible visualization of how the album Coexist was shared from just a single person.”
Users will be able to move the time slider up and down with their fingers or mouse, while also being able to interact with the visualization to have a look at the manner in which the experience was shared over time.