Japanese Breakfast has covered Yoko Ono’s “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do.”
The cover comes from a new tribute album to Yoko Ono. Curated by Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Ocean Child: Songs Of Yoko Ono features 14 covers of Ono’s track from artists like David Byrne, Yo La Tengo, and more. Today we’ve gotten a taste with Japanese Breakfast’s rendition of Ono’s 1981 track, “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do.”
The song initially appeared on Ono’s Season Of Glass. Japanese Breakfast truly adds her own twist to the track, swapping out the dense orchestral instrumentals for her quintessential spatial, clean sound. With soaring vocals and emotional melodies, Japanese Breakfast’s rendition of “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do” is the perfect homage to Ono.
Listen to Japanese Breakfast’s cover of “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do” below.
Ben Gibbard is a longtime fan of Yoko Ono, and often cites her as a key influence. His upcoming tribute compilation, Ocean Child, will featre contributions from The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and more.
In addition to Japanese Breakfast’s cover of “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do,” the compilation also features David Byrne and Yo La Tengo’s previously released cover of “Who Has Seen The Wind?”
Gibbard says the project was “born out of both love and frustration.”
“The ‘love’ part is pretty obvious,” Gibbard continues. “It is the seemingly bottomless well of inspiration and enjoyment Yoko Ono’s music has provided me and I must assume everyone else present here on this compilation. The ‘frustration’ part, on the other hand, goes back decades.”
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