Japanese Breakfast, the solo project of the multi-talented Michelle Zauner, shared the visuals for the single, “Savage Good Boy.” Zauner both directed the video and starred alongside Michael Imperioli, of Sopranos fame. Building on the song’s take on the apocalyptic, the pair dine on gum drops, hoverboard, and lounge in a dark, empty bunker.
Zauner described the single and video in a statement:
“Savage Good Boy” came from a headline I read about billionaires buying bunkers. 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 rationalize his almost impossible share of greed and miserliness. 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.’
“Savage Good Boy” is the third single from the forthcoming album, Jubilee. The full record is due out June 4th via Dead Oceans. Zauner also recently published a memoir, Crying in H Mart.
Watch the video for “Savage Good Boy:”
Stream the single here.