Since we named Japanese Breakfast one of the Best New Bands Of 2016, Michelle Zauner’s experimental pop project has consistently wowed us. Her two albums, Psychopomp and Soft Sounds From Another Planet, were ranked among the Best Albums Of The Year in 2016 and 2017. She returns today to announce her latest endeavor: a video game soundtrack.
The game is called Sable. According to the website’s description, it’s “a coming-of-age tale of discovery through exploration across a strikingly rendered open world desert.” Its cartoon trailer, animated by Micah Holland, shows a masked person exploring a futuristic desert, castle, and space station, colored with grayish pastels. The soundtrack’s lead single “Glider” sets a melancholic, spaced out mood for the video. “It feels like everything is moving,” Zauner sings over a mesmerizing soundscape.
Zauner retweeted the news and trailer today from one of the game’s creators Gregorios Kythreotis with the comment, “SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THIS 😖😖😖 So honored to be working on this incredible game!!!” This will be her second video game project, following an online roleplaying game last year called Japanese Breakquest.
Listen to “Glider” and watch the trailer below.
Sable comes out in 2019 for PC and console.