The Band Explains: Slothrust - 'Double Down'
LA-based three-piece Slothrust talk laundromats, levitation, loving our own strangeness and all things involved in the making of the music video for ‘Double Down’.
’Double Down’ is a rebellious yet playful single combining fuzzy arrangements, upbeat, carefree melodies and a formidable vocal that makes for an empowering and enjoyable listen.
Drummer Will Gorin Explains:
Where was the video for 'Double Down' filmed?
Inside of a Laundromat in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
How does the video connect with the song?
Thematically they share a message of empowerment. It’s about being your true self despite the people or laws of gravity that might try and suppress you. Viscerally this video had a more in depth choreography that we tried to sync up rhythmically as well as lyrically with the video.
Any noteworthy behind the scenes stories?
We initially mapped out all the choreography and shot list in the wrong Laundromat by accident. The correct one was actually across the street. Since we had our hearts set on the first Laundromat, we were able to compromise by doing an overnight shoot in order to use the location we wanted.
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
We all really dig magic and mystical energies, so levitation was inevitable. The Laundromat worked for us thematically since it was often a place we’d find ourselves in mid-tour, day dreaming while doing laundry.
Is there a message the video is trying to convey?
We hope that this sends a message of embracing the strangeness within all of us. Rather than suppress it in order to appease others, we hope it will inspire people to harness that energy and unleash it upon the world because that’s what makes each person unique and interesting.
Interview Feature by Karla Harris