Episode 40: Japanese Breakfast Finds Perfection in Juxtaposition on Psychopomp

For Michelle Zauner, the artist behind Japanese Breakfast, her album Psychopomp functioned as a creative outlet to process emotion and overcome loss. But the juxtaposing melodies and mood of the album offer a lightness that makes this LP stand out as one of our favorites from 2016.

On this episode, Zauner talks about confronting what she’s afraid of in and through her music, the transformation her album went through, and the success it’s received since its release.

It felt like the proper juxtaposition to have some really heartfelt lyrics with some upbeat, poppy music.


Japanese Breakfast – Everybody Wants to Love You – Psychopomp

Eskimeaux – Year of the Rabbit – Year of the Rabbit

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Rincan Beach – The Navigator

Lady Lamb – Heaven Bent – Tender Warriors Club


Photo by Phobymo, courtesy of Japanese Breakfast.

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