Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet

Japanese Breakfastโ€™s first two albums were made in times of grief, worries and anguish. However, for her upcoming third album Jubilee (out on 4 June), she chose a more buoyant and colourful approach. Inspired by records like Bjรถrkโ€™s Homogenic, the songs are about โ€˜recalling the optimism of youth and applying it to adulthoodโ€™.

First single Be Sweet is a good example of what to expect. Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfastโ€™s real name) wrote the track with Jack Tatum ofย Wild Nothing. Kickstarted by a great bass melody, itโ€™s an energetic song with undeniable โ€˜80s synth-pop influences. A far cry from her earlier inspirations, like indie-rock and shoegaze.

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