Low Shoulder by Toro Y Moi
from Causers of This
For the video to Toro Y Moi’s latest single “Low Shoulder” the directors Elisha Smith-Leverock and Chris Murdoch have drawn inspiration from everything from pulp magazines and Cinderella to sploshing and mono-brows. It’s a nod to Italo-horror flics form the 70s and 80s. It features an appearance by 60s it-girl Daphne Sherman, wife of the legendary mod tailor Ben Sherman, who stars as a demented ballroom dancing reject/ waitress.
“According to Chaz the song was written for his girlfriend asking her to not fall asleep whilst driving. We based the video on the idea of this sleep-deprived girl calling at a roadside diner for a coffee. Next thing you know she’s semi-conscious and experiencing some really weird sh**”
Low Shoulder was shot in studio and on location at the Marina Cafe on Mare Street, Hackney on a very low budget with the help of a rather energetic and like-minded crew.
Director: Elisha Smith-Leverock & Chris Murdoch
DOP: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Art Department: Jessica Bernard
Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita
Make-up: Freya Danson-Hatcher
Actors: Daphne Sherman, Isamaya fFrench, Eva Doll