Japanese Breakfast uncovers new realms as she lends her songwriting skills for the new Sable game soundtrack. Developed by Shedworks and published by Raw Fury, Sable is an open world game that follows the titular character through a journey across sundry landscapes.
Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner describes her work with the video game, explaining, "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."
Zauner also draws inspiration for the game's soundtrack from iconic film composers like Joe Hisaishi and Alan Menken, known for their works with the film studios Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney, exploring unique sounds across 36 songs to elicit emotions of awe alongside the video game's visuals.