Psychopomp is the debut studio album by Japanese Breakfast, the solo musical project of Michelle Zauner of Little Big League. The album was released in the . through Yellow K Records on April 1, 2016, and internationally through Dead Oceans on September 19, 2016. Prior to her solo project, Michelle Zauner fronted the Philadelphian emo band, Little Big League. Zauner fronted the band between 2011 and 2014, before returning to her hometown of Eugene, Oregon in 2013
Produced by Michelle Zauner & Ned Eisenberg. Gwenchanta, gwenchanta, it's okay sweetheart. The title of the song and record, Psychopomp, are known as creatures or deities that carry souls to the afterlife. The voice in the track, according to the band’s KEXP interview, is actually a recording of Michelle’s mother after her cancer diagnosis, saying gwenchanta (괜찮다), or, it’s okay in Korean. Psychopomp" Track Info.
Album · 2016 · 9 Songs. Zauner’s voice slices through the heady textures in a way that adds weight to her lyrics, which grapple frankly with life’s more grueling moments. On the starlit Heft, she stares down the prospect of losing loved ones, while the jittery duet Everybody Wants to Love You fast-forwards through a relationship’s timeline, from the first encounter to breakfast-in-bed demands
Japanese Breakfast, aka Little Big League‘s Michelle Zauner wrote her debut solo album, ‘Psychopomp‘ in the weeks following her mother’s death. When the 2016 album was met with wide acclaim, Zauner was forced to repeatedly relive painful memories as she was quizzed about the traumatic basis of the album in press interviews. Now on the verge of the release of her sophomore album, ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’ Zauner escapes pain and grief by looking to outer space and science fiction. But don’t mistake it for a concept album.
Released under the name Japanese Breakfast, the recordings showed a lot of promise, all of which is realized in full on her first widely released album, Psychopomp. Produced in conjunction with Ned Eisenberg, the album has all the hallmarks of a homemade lo-fi album, but also has the feel of a wobbly '80s pop album played on a long-lost cassette. Zauner writes soaring choruses and applies her breathless vocals, and it's kind of magical
This album has an average beat per minute of 107 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 76/130 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Psychopomp. BPM Profile Psychopomp. Album starts at 122BPM, ends at 86BPM (-36), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Japanese Breakfast. Soft Sounds From Another Planet.
|A2||The Woman That Loves You|
|A4||Everybody Wants To Love You!
Vocals [Backup] – Sam Cook-ParrottWritten-By – Birthday Girls
|B4||Moon On The Bath|
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