Japanese Breakfast Revisits Her Childhood in the Self-Directed “The Body is a Blade” Video

Soft Sounds From Another Planet Out Now via Dead Oceans

Oct 18, 2017
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Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner) released her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, back in July via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a video for "The Body is a Blade." As she often does with her videos. Zauner self-directs. It features childhood photos of Zauner and her parents, along with contemporary images of Zauner, sometimes in the same place the original photos were taken. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Previously she shared a video for the album's first single, "Machinist," the audio for the lush ballad "Boyish," and the video for "Road Head." She also released a RPG browser video game entitled Japanese Breakquest. Zauner also recently directed the video for Jay Som's "The Bus Song."

The album is the follow-up to 2016's well-received debut, Psychopomp. A previous press release said Soft Sounds From Another Planet "is a work of self-reflection that looks out at the cosmos in search of healing, finding inspiration in science fiction, outer space, and the Mars One Project."

Read our recent interview with Japanese Breakfast on Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates:

10/21 - Bristol, GB @ Simple Things Festival
10/23 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/24 - Hamburg, DE @ Hakken
10/25 - Berlin, DE @ Badenhouse
10/26 - Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
10/27 - Gent, BE @ NEST
10/28 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
11/2 - Brighton, GB @ The Joker
11/3 - Manchester, GB @ Soup Kitchen
11/4 - Edinburgh, GB @ The Mash House
11/5 - Glasgow, GB @ The Hug and Pint
11/6 - Leeds, GB @ Headrow House
11/7 - London, GB @ The Dome Tufnell Park

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