Japanese Breakfast made an appearance on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform ‘Be Sweet’, the new single off her upcoming album Jubilee. Michelle Zauner and her band also played a live rendition of the Soft Sounds From Another Planet song ‘Jimmy Fallon Big’. Watch their performance below.
Speaking about the origins of ‘Jimmy Fallon Big’ in a 2017 episode of NPR’s All Songs Considered, Zauner explained: “I wrote this song about the bass player of Little Big League. He’d been offered a better touring gig and so he sat me down at my kitchen table and told me he had to quit the band because this other band were going to be ‘Jimmy Fallon big.’ At the time it felt like losing a brother, and there was this shame, feeling like I was never going to get there myself. Funny enough, he now plays bass in Japanese Breakfast! Now we just need to play Jimmy Fallon and the cycle will be complete!”
Jubilee arrives June 4 via Dead Oceans. Soft Sounds From Another Planet, Japanese Breakfast’s sophomore album, came out in 2017.
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