- Video Premiere:
- July 6, 2017
Japanese Breakfast’s sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, comes out next week. So far, we’ve heard “Machinist” and “Boyish” from it, and today we’re getting a video for another new one, “Road Head,” a song that’s been gorgeously reworked from a track from 2014’s American Sound. Michelle Zauner directed the video herself, working on it with frequent visual collaborator Adam Kolodny, who did the cinematography this time around. It’s beautifully dark, as all of their videos together have been, as Zauner is flanked by a furry creature with a giant snout-skull for a head that she can’t seem to get rid of. “For this one we wanted to focus on staging and an exaggerated color palette,” she explained in a press release. “We were inspired by Fallen Angels and Twin Peaks.” When we talked to Zauner about the album earlier this year, she said some interesting stuff about how the visual side of the project ties into her music: In all of the videos that we’ve made, I’m either drunk or hallucinating. They all start really fun and happy, and then three-quarters of the way through, it’s our hope that it becomes apparent that it’s not really a happy situation. And I think that’s how a lot of my music is… It seems so happy and upbeat, but if you tap into the lyrical content, the sonics of it get tainted with this melancholy feeling.
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