Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is still gearing up for the release of her new record Jubilee due out on June 4th via Dead Oceans. Part of that preparation, as with most albums, involves releasing short films accompanied by the music that will be featured on the album. Her most recent release? A meditation on loneliness for the song “Posing In Bondage.”

The video features Michelle entering a supermarket late at night on a hoverboard (no, not a real one) and engages in some human-type stuff with the girl behind the counter. I’m sure we’ve all had fantasies about someone who we’ve briefly interacted with at a supermarket or convenience store. However, Michelle’s fantasy goes both farther than you’d imagine… and then again not, far at all. The longing is there, but it doesn’t seem to have a way to express itself. We truly are living in lonely times. It’s basically an epidemic in itself.

Watch the video for Japanese Breakfast’s “Posing In Bondage” below:

On her new video Michelle had the following to say:

“‘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. No place felt lonelier than an empty grocery at 1 AM” says Zauner. “The video is actually an epilogue to the one that will accompany our next single, here presented out of order.”

Believe it or not, Japenese Breakfast has announced a series of tour dates for this year for summer and fall. We’ll see how that goes. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 16th. Proposed dates are below:

8/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
9/14 – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
9/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 
9/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 
9/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
9/19 – Minneapolis, MN @  First Ave 
9/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune 
9/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
9/28 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
10/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency 
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent 
10/4 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park 
10/8 – Denver, CO @ Ogden 
10/9 – Lawrence, KC @ Granada 
10/10 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

Photo by Pete Ash Lee.

Preorder Jubilee here.

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