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Japanese Breakfast covers Yoko Ono's "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do"

26 January 2022, 10:51 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Japanese Breakfast has released her version of Yoko Ono's "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do", which will feature on the upcoming tribute album Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono.

Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono was announced earlier this month with David Byrne and Yo La Tengo's cover of "Who Has Seen The Wind?", and today (26 January) a second outing from the record has been unveiled, which sees Japanese Breakfast cover "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do".

The album celebrating Yoko Ono will feature 14 covers by Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Deerhoof, Jay Som, Death Cab For Cutie, Sudan Archives and more, and was curated by Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie.

A portion of proceeds from the album will be donated to WhyHunger, a non-profit organisation Ono has supported for decades.

Gibbard said the tribute compilation album "was born out of both love and frustration. The 'love' part is pretty obvious; It is the seemingly bottomless well of inspiration and enjoyment Yoko Ono’s music has provided me and I must assume everyone else present here on this compilation. The ‘frustration’ part, on the other hand, goes back decades."

"As an advocate, the tallest hurdle to clear has always been the public’s ignorance as to the breadth of Yoko’s work," Gibbard continued. "To put it into context; This is an artist whose output has run the gamut from avant-garde to bubblegum pop, often across a single album. For years, it has been my position that her songwriting has been criminally overlooked. She has consistently created melodies as memorable as those of best pop writers. As a lyricist, she has always written with poignance, sophistication and deep introspection."

Japanese Breakfast's cover of "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" is out now. Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono will arrive 18 February via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records.
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