Black Rabbit George, a solo project by prodigiously talented Gold Coast musician Paul George, first caught our attention two years ago when he jumped from the fast-fingered grooves of Tijuana Cartel into the darker and more introspective space of soulful folk singing.
Now the first video Pray from Black Rabbit George’s highly anticipated second EP The Cause has today been unveiled. Warm and nostalgic with classic gunslinger vibes, the single has found an appreciative audience amongst community and alternative radio since its February release.
The moody, beautifully shot video uses muted tones and intimate angles to compliment the personal feeling of the song. The clip was the brainchild of Jed Cahill, lecturer at Coomera TAFE.
“As soon as I played the song I wanted to shoot it,” says Cahill.
“The song itself conjures up my favourite types of films, and also one of my favourite artists Johnny Cash… I really wanted to go for a clean, stylised frame look. I’m really happy with the outcome.”
This is the second video for Black Rabbit George, the first being for previous single Dusty Fingers.
“I’m not too big on making many videos, though, now and then it seems fitting,” says George.
At first reluctant to shoot a video for Pray, George quickly came around when he realised that Cahill’s vision suited the haunting vibe of the song.
“I enjoyed the experience,” says George.
“All the students and teachers were really putting in an effort to make something great.
“I hope people like it.”
Jed Cahill was Director and Editor of the clip, with Justan Gregson acting as Director of Photography. Coomera TAFE students acted as crew during the shoot.
Watch Pray below:
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