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Japanese Breakfast shares new cut "Savage Good Boy" with video starring Michael Imperioli

19 May 2021, 17:45 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Japanese Breakfast has shared new Jubilee single "Savage Good Boy", which is accompanied by a self-directed video starring The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli.

"Savage Good Boy" is the third single to be shared from Japanese Breakfast's highly-anticipated third album Jubilee, landing after last month's "Posing in Bondage" and March's lead single "Be Sweet".

The new track is teamed with a video directed by Japanese Breakfast, real name Michelle Zauner, which stars The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli.

Zauner says of the song, ""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 rationalise his almost impossible share of greed and miserliness."

She adds of the video, "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 will follow 2017's Soft Sounds From Another Planet album, and in the years leading up to Jubilee, Zauner studied piano and music theory to improve her songwriting. She says, "I’ve never wanted to rest on any laurels. I wanted to push it as far as it could go, inviting more people in and pushing myself as a composer, a producer, an arranger."

"Savage Good Boy" is out now. Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee album will be released via Dead Oceans on 4 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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