Japanese Breakfast Sings Be Sweet in Simlish for The Sims 4 Cottage Living: Stream
Japanese Breakfast indie-pop musician also known as Michelle Zauner sang his song “Be Sweet” in Simlish, a language from the popular video game series The Sims, when they were broadcast live. The livestream was held to promote The Sims 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack.
In one interview with Consequence, Zauner discussed playing video games with her husband, stating: “I really loved this video game we play together called Dawn of man, which is essentially like Simcity for cavemen. And so what I did in my spare time was get my cavemen to build huts and bows and arrows and stuff.
“Be Sweet” is a track from Japanese Breakfast’s latest album, Jubilee. Jubilee was mxdwn’s High Fidelity album, reviewed by mxdwn author Camryn Teder. Teder wrote: “The music on this LP demands attention and is fascinating, balanced and personal at the same time… But Zauner wanted to try something different with this new LP, and the result is a vast ocean of sounds. “After spending the last five years writing about grief, I wanted our follow-up to be on joy,” Zauner said of the new record in a Press release. “For me, a third record should be awesome, so I wanted to go all out on this one.” And pull the stops she made. Indie mixtape said of Jubilee, “Not only is it Zauner’s most accomplished album to date, but it could very well be the best independent record of the year.” These songs are an extension of the talent she once embodied, with songs constantly layered and created with movement and emotion… In Jubilee, its sound is not as melancholy as it has produced in the past.
Zauner also recently published an autobiography called Crying in H-Mart, which explores Zauner’s grief after the loss of his mother in 2014. Crying in H-Mart is a New York Times bestseller, and it has been reported that ‘it would be adapted into a film by MGM.
Japanese breakfast will be rejoin Bright Eyes on tour this summer and she to play the Treefort Music Festival in September.
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