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NEWS: Japanese Breakfast shares new video ‘Savage Good Boy’ & UK Tour for 2022

Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of multi-hyphenate Michelle Zauner, has shared a self-directed video for their new single ‘Savage Good Boy’ today, starring Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos, watch it below.

“‘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,” says Zauner.

“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, Japanese Breakfast’s anticipated new album is available for pre-order now and due June 4th via Dead Oceans.

Additionally, Zauner’s memoir Crying In H Mart is due for release in the UK in hardback from Picador on 5 August 2021. Based on her viral 2018 New Yorker essay, Crying In H Mart is her unflinching memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

Today Japanese Breakfast also announces a UK headline tour for March 2022, taking her joyous live show across the country and culminating at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum. Presale tickets are available now via the Japanese Breakfast mailing list, and are available on general sale from 10am on Friday 21st May 2021 via her website. See below for a full list of dates.

2022 UK TOUR DATES:

Friday 25th March 2022 – SWX, Bristol

Saturday 26th March 2022 – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester

Sunday 27th March – St Luke’s, Glasgow

Monday 28th March – Brudenell Community Room, Leeds

Wednesday 30th March 2022 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Photo Credit: Peter Ash Lee

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