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New Etsuko Yakushimaru: “Lonely Planet (Post Office)”

Etsuko Yakushimaru kicked off the New Year the only way she really could – the Sotaisei Riron lead singer released a bleep-bloopy, melancholy number called “Lonely Planet (Post Office)” on December 31. It’s a brief song, one anchored by skittery beats and keyboard…and of course, her voice, which here deviates from her usual sing-speak delivery for something a bit more traditionally singer-like. It would be surprisingly straightforward…especially after a year where the music she released could get a bit trippy…except for a handful of electronic ripples and a final stretch that ups the drama significantly. Watch the video above.