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  • Dianne Elliot

Japanese Breakfast covers Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’

Japanese Breakfast has covered Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and re-recorded her Jubilee standout “Be Sweet” for Spotify Singles.

Currently Spotify is running a special installment of their Spotify Singles series, where Grammy nominees for Best New Artist cover a previously nominated artist in the category. Today, Japanese Breakfast have offered up a folky rendition of Bon Iver’s stripped back hit, “Skinny Love.” With layers of dramatic strings, Japanese Breakfast add an orchestral, folk-rock flare to the tune.

“We decided to record Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” because it felt like a very surprising cover for Japanese Breakfast,” frontperson Michelle Zauner explains. “It’s so moving and sparse. We felt we could add some interesting instrumentation to the track and celebrate our fellow labelmate Bon Iver.”

Listen to Japanese Breakfast’s cover of “Skinny Love” and their rerecorded version of “Be Sweet” below.


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