It seems like it’s been too long since we heard anything new from Japanese Breakfast, the music project by Michelle Zauner. It’s been four years since the acclaimed album Soft Sounds From Another Planet and it feels so much longer. However that ends now as Zauner has announced a new album Jubilee coming in June. To celebrate the announcement she’s also shared a new song “Be Sweet” and a new video for the single as well.
From the jump, the song hits your ears and doesn’t leave. Between the catchy tones of the song, the vocals act as a secondary hook that grabs your attention. The song has plenty of pop elements without feeling like pop. The backing vocals add depth to the sound, coming off a bit like eighties music in its presentation. The video features Zauner alongside Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy as FBI agents searching for the unknown. The video coupled with the song offer a joyous effect from beginning to end.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. “Be Sweet” is available to stream wherever you stream music. Jubilee can be preordered before its June 04 release directly from Dead Oceans. Japanese Breakfast will perform via livestream at BandsInTown Plus on March 12 from Brooklyn, NY and at Forest Hills Stadium on July 31 in Forest Hills, NY.
Image Credits: Photo by Peter Ash.