Writing Music For The Game Sable Was A Unique Challenge For Japanese Breakfast : Consider This from NPR Michelle Zauner is best known as the frontwoman of indie rock band Japanese Breakfast and like most musicians, she's trying to tell a personal story through her music. But she's spent the last couple of years composing music that has nothing to do with her — for a video game soundtrack.

The Best Song Japanese Breakfast Says She's Written Is For A Video Game

The Best Song Japanese Breakfast Says She's Written Is For A Video Game

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The new game Sable features a soundtrack from Michelle Zauner, best known as the indie-rock star behind the band Japanese Breakfast.

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Michelle Zauner is best known as the frontwoman of indie rock band Japanese Breakfast and like most musicians, she's trying to tell a personal story through her music. But she's spent the last couple of years composing music that has nothing to do with her — for a video game soundtrack.

Sable is an adventure game that follows a young hero traveling across a desert planet to return to her family of nomads.

"I really love the idea of pushing myself as a composer and a producer to take on something like this on my own," Zauner told NPR.

Zauner explains the thematic inspirations behind her choices for the soundtrack and how her work on it led to her writing "maybe the most beautiful song" she's ever put pen to paper on.

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This episode was produced by Vincent Acovino and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Matt Ozug, Lee Hale, and Brent Baughman. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.