Japanese Breakfast’s Groovy ‘Essentially’ Is Her First New Song Since 2017

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W Hotels Worldwide’s record label W Records has been putting some solid new music out into the world lately. At the end of 2018, they teamed up with Perfume Genius for a re-worked version of his song “Alan.” Now W Records has shared its latest release: “Essentially,” the first new Japanese Breakfast song since her 2017 album Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

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The song was the result of Michelle Zauner getting her hands on some new studio equipment, as she said she initially planned on recording a different song but instead decided to write a new one for this series: “I was originally going to record a different song but decided to write something on the fly once I arrived in Bali. I like the challenge of writing and arranging quickly and intuitively sometimes, and I had just bought a native instruments machine and wanted to explore a lot of the sample libraries it came with and work on the synths that were at the studio. It was a very idyllic place to work. I usually record in cold studios, so Bali was a pretty glamorous change. I felt so lucky the day I arrived just walking around the hotel.”

Listen to “Essentially” above.