The “MV Throwback” series is dedicated to promoting music videos that were released from artists that we love. Since we’re launching in 2018, we don’t want you to miss out on all those awesome videos from the past!
Old meets new in Japanese Breakfast’s music video for “Everybody Wants to Love You,” which was released from her debut album Psychopomp last year. Celebrating her Korean roots, frontwoman Michelle Zauner dons a traditional Korean hanbok–a type of formal attire that is normally reserved for special occasions–and reclaims what it represents to her. It’s also worth mentioning that the dress in question was her mother’s own wedding dress!
In this (apparently) very versatile piece of clothing, she smokes, sings karaoke, rides motorcycles, plays a killer guitar solo… and much more.
Is there anything you can’t do in a hanbok?
Li-Wei Chu is a recent graduate from UC Davis who majored in Cinema and Digital Media who also briefly studied film at Queen Mary, University of London. Li-Wei is obsessed with horror films (especially the ones that give him nightmares), films from East Asia, and really, any film that makes you stop and think.
He loves talking about film and indie music with others. He’s also a record collector and cross-stitches when he has free time. In the future, he hopes to be able to write about film and wants to find a job in the film industry that can support his record buying habits. Maybe one day he’ll also be able to play the guitar.