Episode 152: Japanese Breakfast



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Japanese Breakfast is the musical project of Michelle Zauner, who’s been making music under that name since 2013. In July 2017, she released her second album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, to critical acclaim.

In this episode, Michelle breaks down a song from that album called “Boyish,” along with her co-producer and bandmate Craig Hendrix. We’ll hear the original demo, plus a version Michelle recorded with her old band. And she’ll talk about how her perspective on the song has changed over the years.

Buy or stream “Boyish” here, and stream the music video below. You can buy the album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet on vinyl here.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

“Boyish” – Little Big League
“Be My Baby” – The Ronettes
The Beach Boys