Japanese Breakfast Pens Heart-Wrenching Essay for The New Yorker

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Brady Harvey

Michelle Zauner has spent the last year reaping the benefits of the success of her 2017 sophomore album under the moniker Japanese Breakfast, Soft sounds from Another Planet. Today, a new essay posted in The New Yorker proves her skills don’t solely lie in music. Titled “Crying In H Mart,” the essay tackles Zauner’s grief over the loss of her mother to cancer while exploring her identity and relationship with Korean food. Read it in full here and watch Japanese Breakfast’s KEXP in-studio session from 2016 below. Japanese Breakfast will take the Neptune Theatre stage on Tuesday, September 25.

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