Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast) has teamed up with The North Face to release a cover of “The Story,” the 2007 hit by singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. The cover features a string arrangement by Craig Hendrix and will be featured in The North Face’s new “It’s More Than A Jacket” campaign.
“It was a joy to take on the iconic ballad, ‘The Story,’” Zauner said in a press statement. “I think the song captures the depths of human tenacity and the spirit of the journey so well. We wanted to keep our rendition sparse and acoustic. A beautiful string arrangement written by Craig Hendrix and performed by our violinist, Molly Germer, and Quartet 121 soars in to sweep you up to the mountains.”
Japanese Breakfast released her third studio album, Jubilee, in 2021. Her soundtrack for the video game Sable came out the same year. She spoke with Mark Ronson about both projects for the second season premiere of The FADER Uncovered. In 2022, she was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2022 Grammys, losing to Olivia Rodrigo.