Japanese Breakfast has shared a new music video for ‘Savage Good Boy’, the latest offering from her upcoming album Jubilee. The self-directed clip stars the band’s Michelle Zauner alongside The Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli. Watch it below.
“‘Savage Good Boy’ came from a headline I read about billionaires buying bunkers,” Zauner explained in a statement. “I was interested in examining that specific type of villainy, and I found myself adopting the perspective of a rich man coaxing a young woman to come live with him underground, attempting to rationalise his almost impossible share of greed and miserliness.”
She added: “I knew I wanted the music video to be a pretty literal interpretation of that idea. I wanted to juxtapose images of this post-apocalyptic, industrial bunker with the lightness and extravagance of rococo fashion and set design. Aiming for that balance, my cinematographer, Adam Kolodny, and I were really inspired by Chan Wook Park’s The Handmaiden, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and Sally Potter’s Orlando.”