Watch Japanese Breakfast’s eerie video for “Posing in Bondage”

The second single from her forthcoming album ‘Jubilee.’

Michelle Zauner has released a self-directed music video for her new Japanese Breakfast single “Posing in Bondage.”

The cinematic clip depicts Zauner—dressed in an opulent black outfit and covered in blood—who explores a supermarket atop an electric hoverboard. Zauner sets an eerie tone for the film as she glides around the store before pairing up with the cashier, played by Girlpool’s Harmony Tividad. The bleak music video mirrors the ominous tone of the song, which Zauner revealed is about loneliness.

“‘Posing in Bondage’ is a ballad about loneliness and longing, a song about two people who want so badly to connect but are never quite able to do so,” Zauner said in a statement. “No place felt lonelier than an empty grocery at 1 AM. The video is actually an epilogue to the one that will accompany our next single, here presented out of order.”

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“Posing in Bondage” is noticeably different from the joyous sound of Zauner’s previous single “Be Sweet.” Both songs will appear on her third Japanese Breakfast album Jubilee, Zauner’s follow-up to 2017’s Soft Sounds from Another Planet.

Jubilee will arrive on June 4 via Dead Oceans. Watch the video for “Posing in Bondage” here:

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