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Sen Morimoto is a Shibuya hologram in his new “Daytime But Darker” video

Off the Chicago experimentalist’s self-titled album.

November 23, 2020

One of the undisputed best music video genres is the one in which artists wander through cityscapes, lip-synching along as some metropolitan bustle unfolds around them. While there hasn't been too many over the past year, for obvious reasons, Sen Morimoto's putting his notch in the canon today with a new clip for "Daytime But Darker," which takes place in one of Tokyo's most notorious chaos zones, Shibuya Crossing. Half of the video was shot last autumn, following Morimoto's 2019 Japanese tour, and the other half was shot by his brother Yuya Morimoto in a much quieter 2020:

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"We shot the original video of me lip-syncing through Shibuya Crossing on Halloween in 2019... Ghosts and ghouls were literally out sweeping the streets," Morimoto writes. "Once we looked back at the video, we realized it lacked something... A year later Yuya and I looked back at old projects after putting together the video for Jupiter and realized how crazy it seems now to go to the most crowded intersection in Tokyo and lay in some garbage... Yuya said 'what if I just hop on a train to Tokyo tomorrow and film that same intersection a year later and we combine the footage,' and then the video for Daytime but Darker finally made sense to me."

Check it out above, and hear Morimoto's new, self-titled record for yourself below.

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Sen Morimoto is a Shibuya hologram in his new “Daytime But Darker” video