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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.

Alongside Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks, Finneas, Jimmie Allen, Arooj Aftab, Baby Keem, Glass Animals, The Kid LAROI, Olivia Rodrigo, and Saweetie were nominated for Best New Artist. The 64th annual Grammy Awards take place on April 3rd. Check out the full list of Grammy nominees here.

In addition to this “Skinny Love” cover, just yesterday (March 30th) we got Arlo Parks’ cover for Spotify Singles. Parks reimagined her own track “Softly” and covered Kaytranada’s Syd collaboration, “You’re The One.”

“Why it was such a joy to record my Spotify Singles session in the studio, I felt somehow part of the legend,” Arlo Parks explains. “Syd’s voice in ‘You’re The One’ always had this effortless beauty to it in my eyes and I wanted to cover it to expose the romance and yearning behind the lyrics.”

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