Hear Japanese Breakfast’s new song “Essentially”

All proceeds from the track will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

April 26, 2019
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Japanese Breakfast has shared a new song, "Essentially." The first of two songs that Michelle Zauner will release via W Hotels' label, "Essentially" is a gleaming and urgent []. It marks some of her first new material since 2017's Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

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In a press statement, Zauner explained how the track came together during a trip to Bali: “I was originally going to record a different song but decided to write something on the fly once I arrived in Bali. I like the challenge of writing and arranging quickly and intuitively sometimes, and I had just bought a native instruments machine and wanted to explore a lot of the sample libraries it came with and work on the synths that were at the studio."

All proceeds from the track will benefit the ACLU. Stream it below.

Hear Japanese Breakfast’s new song “Essentially”