Japanese Breakfast Shares Video for New Single ‘Savage Good Boy’ Starring Michael Imperioli

    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.”

    Jubilee is due out June 4 (via Dead Oceans) and includes the previously released singles ‘Posing in Bondage’ and ‘Be Sweet’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

    Arts in one place.

    All of our content is free, if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter or even make a small donation, click the button below.

    People are Reading