Michael Sheen Faces Down A Toaster In Kelly Lee Owens’ “Corner Of My Sky” Video
Kelly Lee Owens released her excellent Album Of The Week-worthy Inner Song last month. One of its many highlights is “Corner Of My Sky,” a collaboration with the legendary John Cale. The song is a reflection of Owens and Cale’s shared Welsh heritage, and for its official music video they brought in the very famous Welsh actor Michael Sheen to portray a man who has a metaphysical experience with a toaster.
In the video, which was directed by Owens’ frequent visual collaborator Kasper Häggström, every piece of toast that Sheen puts into the machine disappears and pops back up in an unexpected locale. The sheer dismay and confusion of it reminds me a lot of The Leftovers, which also featured a scene with some seemingly missing bread.
Owens had this to say about working with Sheen:
I knew I wanted a visual for ‘Color of My Sky’ and having been connected to Michael Sheen earlier in the year, I dared asked if he would like to be involved. Luckily he said yes! In Wales we live by the sentiment that ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ And so a true welsh collaboration in the form of John Cale, Michael and I was formed. The idea for the video was changed (very) last minute by the Kasper, a Norwegian director who I have worked with on my last few videos including ‘Throwing Lines’ and ‘On’ and it was weird, trippy and hilarious – the perfect combo! Michael’s performance alongside John’s vocals and the magic toaster portal is gold and something I’m very happy to have out in the world.
Sheen added this: “I’ve loved Kelly’s music for a while now and the opportunity to be part of a Kelly-John Cale-magic toaster holy Welsh trinity was too good to miss!”
Check it out below.
Inner Song is out now via Smalltown Supersound.