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Japanese Breakfast releases new song "Glider" from Sable game soundtrack

27 August 2021, 14:17 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Japanese Breakfast is back with "Glider", the lead outing from her upcoming soundtrack for video game Sable.

After performing "Glider" from the Sable game soundtrack at Summer Game Fest 2021 in June, Japanese Breakfast has given the track an official release, and arrives alongside details of the full Sable soundtrack.

The new song is Japanese Breakfast's first new material since her June third album Jubilee.

The Sable soundtrack features vocal and instrumental tracks by Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner, and will feature "Better The Mask", which was previewed in the Sable game trailer earlier this summer.

Zauner says of the soundtrack, "I was so lucky Daniel Fineberg and Gregorios Kythreotis from Shedworks invited me onto this game so early on. I was immediately captivated by the world they’d built, a desert planet filled with mysterious natural and architectural wonders, and the story they’d imagined, one of a young girl coming of age through exploration. It was important to me that each biome in this world felt unique. I used woodwinds and vocal layering to make monumental ruins feel ancient and unknown, industrial samples and soft synths to make atomic ships feel cold and metallic, classical guitar and bright piano to make encampments feel cozy and familiar. I wanted the main themes to recall iconic works of Joe Hisaishi and Alan Menken, to fill the listener with the childlike wonder of someone on the precipice of a grand discovery."

Tracklist:

  1. Main Menu
  2. Glider
  3. Better the Mask
  4. The Ewer (Day)
  5. The Ewer (Night)
  6. Eccria (Day)
  7. Eccria (Night)
  8. Campfires
  9. Exploration (Ships)
  10. Exploration (Ruins)
  11. Exploration (Nature)
  12. Beetle's Nest
  13. Glow Worm Cave
  14. Pyraustas Ruin
  15. Badlands (Night)
  16. Hakoa (Day)
  17. Hakoa (Night)
  18. Sansee (Day)
  19. Sansee (Night)
  20. Redsee (Day)
  21. The Wash (Day)
  22. Chum Lair
  23. Beetle Detour
  24. Machinist's Theme
  25. Cartographer's Theme
  26. Mask Caster's Theme
  27. Mischievous Children
  28. Ibexxi Camp (Day)
  29. Ibexxi Camp (Night)
  30. Burnt Oak Station (Day)
  31. Burnt Oak Station (Night)
  32. Abandoned Grounds
"Glider" is out now. Japanese Breakfast's Sable game soundtrack will be released 24 September, and is available to pre-order now.
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