WHERE? Philadelphia (USA) WHO? Michelle Zauner
RELEASE: Psychopomp LP (Out now via Yellow K Records & Dead Oceans)
FILE UNDER: Frankie Cosmos, Mitski, Fear Of Men
Dreamy and cheerful, but sharp and intense. That’s how Japanese Breakfast sounds like, Michelle Zauner’s moniker. Her easy way of putting together deep lyrics with dreamy synth pop tunes is quite mesmerizing. Her voice just flows perfectly on such well-crafted pop songs.
Michelle played with Little Big League and then in 2013 released her first tape titled June. Right after that she released Where is My Great Big Feeling and American Sound, all of which she released to Bandcamp in summer 2014. By that time she started working on her stunning debut album Psychopomp.
It’s with Psychopomp that Michelle standsout her striking and vibrant songwriting, finding comfort and strength in her own music.