Japanese Breakfast and 'Sopranos' Star Michael Imperioli Face Off in "Savage Good Boy" Video
The track appears on Michelle Zauner's new album 'Jubilee'
Published May 19, 2021Earlier this year, we got word of Michelle Zauner's Jubilee, her third album as Japanese Breakfast. Now, the artist has revealed another new single from the record, along with a self-directed music video starring Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos.
"'Savage Good Boy' came from a headline I read about billionaires buying bunkers," Zauner said of the track 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 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."
She continued: "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 and final single to be released from the album. Previously, the artist shared "Be Sweet" and "Posing in Bondage." Jubilee is scheduled to arrive in full on June 4 through Dead Oceans.
This summer, Zauner will take the album on the road for a North American tour with Toronto-based supporting act Luna Li. The musicians are scheduled to head north of the border for one stop in Vancouver on September 27. See the full itinerary here.
Watch Zauner and Imperioli face off in their new video below.