Japanese Breakfast Shares Cover of Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’

    Japanese Breakfast has shared a cover of Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’ as part of Spotify’s Live at Electric Lady EP series. Her rendition of the track, which Weezer originally recorded at Electric Lady for 1994’s Blue Album, appears alongside new live renditions of the Jubilee songs ‘Be Sweet’, ‘Savage Good Boy’, ‘Tactics’, and ‘Kokomo, IN’, as well as ‘Boyish’, from her sophomore album Soft Sounds From Another Planet. The EP also includes new recordings of songs from Michelle Zauner’s side project BUMPER (‘Ballad 0’) and her previous band Little Big League (‘Lindsey’). Take a listen below.

    “Recording at Electric Lady was truly the perfect experience. The longer I’ve worked as a recording artist, the more I’ve realized it’s the simple, stripped down songs that are the hardest to get right,” Zauner said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to revisit the core catalog of my songwriting in a room with so much history, surrounded by engineers and gear of the highest caliber, it was just a dream come true.”

    She continued: “I played a very sloppy basement cover of ‘Say It Ain’t So’ once with my band in college, so it was fun to revisit it from the opposite angle, stripped down with a string quartet. Craig Hendrix did the arrangement and Quartet 121 performed the hell out of it.”

    After being announced earlier this year, Spotify’s Live at Electric Lady series has seen contributions from Faye Webster, Patti Smith, and more.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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