Caesar Sant is a four-year-old child prodigy with a gift for playing the violin.
- Posted on Jan 11th 2012 11:15AM by Cameron Matthews
'Hand,' the band's newest single, features masterful instrumentation and inspiring guitar arpeggios. Lead singer Ezra Huleatt dons streaks of face paint in the song's accompanying video, while being filmed from countless oblique angels.
"GoPro cameras, mounted to movable steel arms, mounted to soccer shin guards, mounted to our forearms. That's how we got every shot in this video, save for a couple of animated pieces," vocalist Bill Mayo tells Spinner.
"Our director, David Franklin, wanted to tell this little love story from a hand's perspective, alongside performance footage shot in the same way. It makes you feel like a robot while you're wearing one of these contraptions, but the footage is incredible. David had four or five different devices to mount the camera, one for each point of view: Above the hand, below the hand, mounted outward looking back at the hand, etc. We took to wrapping duct tape around our forearms to secure the mounts, which was a bit painful to remove, but a great source of entertainment for us all."
The result is an interesting perspective of the common man's hand. From picking up flowers to stroking the back of his lady lover, 'Hand' is both alien and intimate at the same time.
"Love is an elusive thing -- everyone talks about it and wants it, but the concept of love seems primarily used to sell jewelry, clothes, and the latest reality show," Huleatt says of the song's central elements.
"This song is about trying to find, and then hold on to, the raw and uncensored kind of love, amidst all the other bastardized versions that inundate us. Tell me baby, is this love or what? One sure thing in life is that we are dying. A close second is that most of us want to love and be loved as much as humanly possible before we expire. It ain't easy. 'Hand' deals with this dynamic."
Black Taxi's 'We Don't Know Any Better' will hit record stores Jan. 17. Check out their video for 'Hand' below.