B Boys – I Want (Music Video)

by Steven Spoerl

Jarod Taber crafts a wry clip for B Boys‘ “I Want” that’s impulsively watchable. Once the video starts, it’s nearly impossible to look away, with Taber sending vignettes crashing into each other with an exacting precision that forces the viewer to recognize the humanity of each mundane moment. All the while, “I Want” surges below the surface, proving a kinetic energy that brings each slice-of-life aspect into an even clearer focus, with the narrative musing on a simple, near-universal desire of hoping there’s more than just repeating the motions. It’s sharply observed black comedy that’s delivered with admirable force, enhancing the clip’s cumulative effect. An impressive work from all sides.

Watch “I Want” below and pre-order Dudu from Captured Tracks here.