Melbourne based songwriter and bedroom pop produced JACUZZI ONSEN has dropped a remarkably deep and strangely sorrowful clip for his latest single Cab Driver Sam.
The smooth buttery guitar tones and sparkly synth create a masterful void of bliss before the melancholy video starts tugging firmly at your heart strings.
JACUZZI ONSEN portrays a stunningly smooth yet forlorn single telling the sad tale of Cab Driver Sam. The equally as moving clip will creep up behind and drench you in blue.
Originally from Adelaide, Justin Low aka JACUZZI ONSEN, relocated to Melbourne at the end of last year. After recording a few singles in his bedroom Justin enlisted the help of Phaedra Studios in Melbourne to complete the masters.
Currently working on his first EP, Cab Driver Sam is the first taste of what’s to come from JACUZZI ONSEN and it’s delectably smooth and as entrancing as the sweet waft of cookies – or opium. Lucidly blending the likes of Connan Mockasin and Mac Demarco with the hymnic hooks of Electric Light Orchestra, Cab Driver Sam is a high-mark for Justin and the stellar film clip is no exception.
The clip tells the story of a cab driver and the often dark stories they encounter on the streets at night as they blur by neon lights. Somewhat reminiscent of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver the protagonist is faced with moral blackmail an escort is forced into his cab by a pimp. The relationship is made even more gut wrenching as she texts her young son who has just won his first soccer game.
This sort of emotional clarity and daring story telling is sorely missed in many modern music videos as they tend to lean towards the conceptual. Thus JACUZZI ONSEN has blown a refreshing breath of air with his new clip with a song as profound to match. The video for Cab Driver Sam was written and edited by Thavy Thongkham at SAE Institute Melbourne.
Check out the Cab Driver Sam video below: