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listen hear! Song of the Day: Japanese Breakfast "Be Sweet"

Peter Ash Lee

  listen hear!  spotlights a song we like and think you will too!

After years of penning songs about grief, Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) returns with the upbeat and joyous single, “Be Sweet”. It’s a tasty preview of the upcoming album “Jubilee”, due for release on June 4 th via Dead Oceans.

“After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow up to be about joy,” she explained of the song. “For me, a third record should feel bombastic and so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one. I wrote ‘Be Sweet’ with Jack Tatum from Wild Nothing a few years ago. I’ve been holding onto it for so long and am so excited to finally put it out there.” The music video, which Zauner directed herself, co-stars Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice. Check it out below. Catch the listen hear! song of the day each weekday morning at 11:10.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org