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Japanese Breakfast share new video for 'Posing in Bondage'

Japanese Breakfast, the alias used by South Korean-born American musician Michelle Zauner, has been ramping up for the release of her third studio album Jubilee. Last week, we got our first taste of the album with ‘Be Sweet’, a funky bass heavy stomp. Now, Zauner has released a video for the album’s second single, the spaced-out fetish-referencing ‘Posing in Bondage’.

From the shoulder pads on her leotard that look like bat wings to the hoverboard she rides in on, Zauner is dressed to kill from the very get-go…literally. As in she has blood running down the side of her face for the entirety of her trip to the grocery store. Weird and unsettling? Yes. Kind of awesome? Also yes.

It’s worth noting that the video also has some of the most erotic noodle slurping ever put to film. Why is that worth noting? Well, how many erotic scenes of noodle slurping have you seen? Actually don’t answer that, because I don’t want to know. Just know that the tension between Zauner and Harmony Tividad, the video’s other actor, is palpable.

It all combines to make an icy, vampiric atmosphere that works really well in tandem with ‘Posing in Bondages’ own frigid sound. ‘Posing in Bondage’ is the polar opposite of ‘Be Sweet’ and its disco-infused high energy. With these two clues, we can only surmise that Jubilee will be a stylistically eclectic album, which isn’t anything new for Japanese Breakfast. Sexual themes aren’t a first either: take a listen to ‘Road Head’, the second track from 2017’s Soft Sounds from Another Planet. It’s one of the prettiest songs I’ve ever heard about getting blown by a freeway, and I mean that sincerely.

Check out the video for ‘Posing in Bondage’ down below. Jubilee is set for a June 4th release.

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