video: "Machinist" - Japanese Breakfast

words: Kassie Salas

"Machinist" stars Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast as a astronaut, who is seen inside of a nearly destroyed space, alone, and dancing in a rocket-fueled induced bliss. She's hastily trying to build her newfound love, giving us the perfect setup for a hauntingly beautiful, yet dark Sci-Fi film. The single itself gives the feeling of floating in space, journeying to a whole new galaxy, with synths complimented by Zauner's soft, electronic vocals. A sweet conversation between astronaut and machine be heard, with the astronaut saying, "It could be bliss," which causes instant heartbreak for all of us earthlings who are watching. If space was something you never wanted to explore, this single gives you a whole new reason to fall in love with the unknown.

Machinist comes from the new album, “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” out July 14th on Dead Oceans. Pre-Order Now.