Japanese Breakfast – aka Michelle Zauner – will be crafting the soundtrack for the upcoming open-world adventure game, Sable.
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Zauner performed one of the soundtrack’s cuts, Glider, live at last week’s Summer Games Fest – watch it below:
In an interview with the AV Club, Zauner expressed her appreciation of working with the game studio and being “a cog in the creative machine”.
“Because it’s an open-world game, you have to make sure that the songs are really sprawling and don’t get grating,” Zauner said of scoring the game. “It’s very different from writing pop music where you’re always trying to find a hook that gets stuck in your head.”
Sable – along with its official soundtrack – is slated to release on 23 September. The game will be available on Xbox and PC.
Although it’s unclear how many tracks Zauner ultimately contributed to the game, she did also share a snippet from another song, Better The Mask in an Instagram post yesterday (15 June).
Sable, according to its developer Shedworks, promises a “rite of passage across vast deserts”. Players assume the role of the game’s eponymous protagonist, guiding her across a unique post-apocalyptic world on her hoverbike. The game, which was pushed back twice before, is set to finally launch on 23 September 2021.
Watch the latest trailer for Sable here.
Zauner isn’t new to video game composition. Last week (June 10) a version of her Jubilee single, Be Sweet appeared in an expansion pack for The Sims 4, sung in the game’s conlang, Simlish.
Japanese Breakfast recently spoke to with Guitar.com, explaining that with her new record, she was “chasing an ambitious, confident, vibrant palette.”