Musical Hugs: 1
Japanese Breakfast's debut album 'Psychopomp' has been one of my top albums since its release in 2015. The album is a perfect, mesmerising concoction of heart writhing, clever lyrics and melodies. The brain child of Michelle Zauner, Psychopomp takes us through her journey of grieving her mother's death from cancer. It's so beautifully raw, and captures the essence of surviving trauma - even if her trauma is drastically different to mine. She has a way of conveying what it's like to suffer whilst still have room for light and love in your life. When I listen to this album, I feel like an old friend is helping me and holding me through the hard times. My favourite song 'Heft' perfectly encapsulates my fear of severe depression returning, taking myself away from me - the repeated line 'it's the same dark coming', although being about her mother's cancer, comes to me as a helping, understanding hand when things start to get darker.