A GTC VIDEO DEBUT: deCasa – TAROT
deCasa – Tarot from the forthcoming EP RUNAWAY, pre-save here.
by Walter Price
The new single, “Tarot”, from Puerto Rican DIY producer deCasa is an arena-ready track steeped in the mystical. Taken from the upcoming debut EP RUNAWAY, the songwriter provides the song’s backstory, “Tarot is about letting go of unhealthy ego. The subject realizes he should move past that when he stumbles upon a bat card from an animal spirit tarot deck. The bat-card represents just that, letting go of unhealthy ego”.
With its Caribbean airiness lending to its jangly arrangement, this release is a promising sign of things to come from the brilliant up and coming music maker. And for fans of Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub, and the like will find this track a perfect addition to their goto indie playlists.
The accompanying animated video, created by the aptly named Buzz Badsville, is awash with tarot card imagery, vibrant reds and blacks, and a homage to the Batmobile. The film (or visualizer) is reminiscent of a dark and twisty David Lynch driving sequence. And deCasa delves into the creative process, “The ‘visualizer’ was done by this really cool artist in Australia, Buzz Badsville. We started talking about the idea behind tarot and pretty quickly he came to me with a really good sketch of the car running (before he even knew the title of the EP would be RUNAWAY).
“So that worked out perfectly. From there we went back and forth building on the details. I wanted the cherries from the cover art somewhere in the visualizer so he hung them up from the rearview (like dice). We talked about tarot card references so he built on those as well. Essentially, the concept is that you get a couple of tarot cards thrown in the screen that don’t necessarily relate with the subject (the cobra, the sun, etc.) then you get to the bat (the one the song is about) and it lights up the whole screen. Kind of like a slot machine.”
Global Texan Chronicles is honored to debut the single “Tarot” and its music video. You can pre-save the EP, ‘RUNAWAY’, by following the links above as well as watch the film below.
Artist photo via Facebook
Music and lyrics by deCasa
Animation by Buzz Badsville
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“Born & raised in Puerto Rico, alternative bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist, deCasa, is influenced by the music & culture from his island as well as those surrounding him in his new home in the US.” – bio