Friday Night Video | Be Sweet

After her bass player left a former band she was in to join a band he said was going to be “Jimmy Fallon big,” Michelle Zauner from Japanese Breakfast wrote a song about it. The bass player eventually rejoined Zauner in Japanese Breakfast and got his wish. The band just played their latest single, “Be Sweet” on the Tonight Show. I had this song on heavy rotation prior the performance and now I think I like it even more. The staccato guitar and funk bass bring me back to the 70’s, but the synths signal the transition to the musical refresh that the 80’s introduced. The track exudes nostalgia for those decades while still sounding refreshingly contemporary.


Robert Rackley @frostedechoes