Editors’ Notes On her sophomore album, Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner seeks grounding in an unlikely place: outer space. Her evocative metaphors and hefty subject matter find lightness in shimmery, spacey electronics, most potently on the expansive, krautrock-like opener "Diving Woman." She deals with femininity and sexuality in synth-pop reveries like "Road Head" and the Auto-Tune-enhanced "Machinist," and cuts deep into trauma ("The Body Is a Blade") and grief ("Till Death") by finding comfort in ‘90s indie guitar pop, fluttering keyboards, and gentle wafts of mournful horns.

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Diving Woman
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6:32
 
Road Head
2
3:15
 
Machinist
3
3:37
 
Planetary Ambience
4
1:17
 
Soft Sounds from Another Planet
5
3:20
 
Boyish
6
3:33
 
12 Steps
7
2:36
 
Jimmy Fallon Big!
8
2:35
 
The Body Is a Blade
9
3:40
 
Till Death
10
2:57
 
This House
11
3:02
 
Here Come the Tubular Bells
12
0:40
 

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