Japanese Breakfast Shares Melancholy New Single, "Boyish"

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Japanese Breakfast Shares Melancholy New Single, "Boyish"

Japanese Breakfast, aka Michelle Zauner, has released a new single, “Boyish,” from her forthcoming album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, which is set to release on July 14 via Dead Oceans. The song is a slow-paced plea for love with a melodic, chorus-filled guitar solo and despondent lyrics.

“Craig Hendrix and I wanted to produce this sort of grandiose Roy Orbison-esque ballad,” said Zauner. “We wanted the chorus to have big arrangements, lots of harmonies and synth strings, to create a really sweeping, melancholic effect that mirrored the nature of the lyrics. The song is about jealousy and sexual incompetence. It’s about feeling ugly.”

You can preorder Soft Sounds from Another Planet here and listen to “Boyish” below. Also, read more about Japanese Breakfast’s forthcoming album here and find her tour dates below.

Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates:

June
07 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social *
09 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall *
10 – Austin, Texas @ The Parish *
11 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada *
13 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge *
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echoplex *
16 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic *
17 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room *
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel *
20 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile *
21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Cobalt *
22 – Portland, Ore. @ Holocene *
24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court *
25 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge *
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry *
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge *
29 – Columbus, Ohio @ Double Happiness *
30 – Lakewood, Ohio @ Mahall’s *

July
01 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club *
02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Velvet Underground *
04 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
05 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair *
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
07 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom *
08 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer *
15 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool %
27 – Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ^
28 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre ^
29 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom ^
31 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues ^

August
02 – Covington, Ky. @ Madison Theater ^

October
23 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
25 – Berlin, Germany @ Badenhouse

November
02 – Brighton, U.K.@ The Joker
06 – Leeds, U.K. @ Headrow House
07 – London, U.K. @ The Dome Tufnell Park

(* – w/ (Sandy) Alex G & Cende)
(^ – w/ Tegan & Sara)
(% – Free Record Release Show w/ Yohuna – Starts at 2PM)

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