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ROLE MODEL Proves He’s the Ideal Leading Man in “Play the Part”

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Here’s what you need to know about Tucker Pillsbury: He’s a 21-year-old artist based in Los Angeles by way of Portland, Maine, his sign is a Taurus, and he performs under the moniker ROLE MODEL. Today, we’re premiering the music video for “play the part,” the lead single off his forthcoming debut album expected for arrival in 2019. A dreamy looking Pillsbury stars in the visual which he co-directed with Holler (who previously worked on the treatment for “i don’t rly like u”) and finds him stuck in the backseat of a drive down a turbulent lover’s lane.

“Are you nice because you’re nice/ Or are you nice because you need something?/ Tell me if you need someone who can play the part,” Pillsbury repeats in the chorus while delicately holding a cigarette between his fingers.

The whole aesthetic is like something out of a ’90s coming-of-age drama with Pillsbury giving My So-Called Life‘s Jordan Catalano a real run for his money. If this doesn’t convince you that Pillsbury is the wholesome boyfriend that you deserve, please seek counsel immediately.

ROLE MODEL previously dropped the Arizona in the Summer EP in 2017. After you watch the video, scroll down to learn more about him in this exclusive Q&A.