Alternative pop band Japanese Breakfast, headed by Korean-American musician/ director/
author Michelle Zauner, is experimenting themselves on the pop music scene on their own
terms. Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People of 2022, Zauner
is a force to be reckoned with on the burgeoning music scene.
In 2013 after friend and fellow musician Rachel Gagliardi suggested that the two create a blog
together, the pair created their first music recordings under the moniker Japanese Breakfast.
Within the next three years, the band worked together to produce their debut album titled
Psychopomp, which was released in 2016 on Yellow K Records. They quickly followed their
debut project with a sophomore release titled Sounds from Another Planet and were on their
way to stardom.
By the time their Jubilee album was released, Japanese Breakfast was
receiving rave reviews for their 2021 project that reached #56 on Billboard charts.
Japanese Breakfast was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 2022 Grammy Awards and the
Jubilee album received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album. The band continues
to explore as an experimental pop band while influencing the music scene. They recently
performed on the season finale of SNL, expanding their viewer reach with two eclectic
performances from their Jubilee album.
This past March, Zauner also teamed up with her favorite guitar company Fender, to launch
the Player Plus Meteora HH Guitar that she uses during her live sets. As a part of their Player
Plus Music Sessions series, Zauner delivered an impressive live performance showcasing the
Meteora HH in full effect. In a YouTube video uploaded by Fender, the songbird engages in a
candid conversation giving fans more insight into her journey through music.
Click the link to see the interview: https://youtu.be/LhiOZiRtOk8
JB is an experimental breath of fresh air in pop music today. With their happy melodic sounds
attached to Zauner’s pop vocals leading the way, Japanese Breakfast makes you long for a time
when music used to feel just like this…Fun and Carefree.