Uploaded on Dec 7, 2009
Here it is. The highly anticipated video for The Cruxshadows' new hit song "Quicksilver". In late November of 2009, "Quicksilver" reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart as well as the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart.
Marc Shahboz, who also directed The Cruxshadows' "Immortal" video, returns with his crew of talented video and digital artists to create a masterful work of moving images. Primarily in black and white, the video uses splashes of red to reference the red gas released when mercury (quicksilver) changes state. In literature, as in alchemy, mercury (quicksilver) symbolizes an immediate change, and it was believed to represent to many ancient mystics the mechanics of the soul when it adopted a decisive new direction, or a complete change of heart. The red smoke serves to tie together the various visual elements of the video. While the band primarily performs with instruments, the elaborate use of symbols, textures, color splashes, and motion generate a rich tapestry of aesthetic depth, all the while remaining relevant to the lyrics. You can see clearly frontman Rogue really means every word he sings.
The video is at once meaningful and calculated, while remaining accessible and dynamically true to its subject matter. Despite a bold use of digital manipulation, it manages to bring classical visual elements into direct harmony with the tools of modern film making.
We hope you enjoy it. The future belongs to the brave.
•This is the first time Rogue appears performing with Cruxshadows while wearing a tie.
•At the time the video was shot, there was only one dancer for the band, Jessica.
•The video was shot entirely in front of a green-screen in Gainsville FL. The floor was also green-screen material which was near impossible to dance on.
•The footage of the band was shot immediately after returning from their performance onboard ship in the Caribean while headlining the Gothic Cruise.
•Cassandra Luger appears in her first CXS video. She is playing a Daisy Rock guitar. Incidentally, Daisy Rock Guitars became a sponsor of the band just after the video was filmed.