Machinist - Japanese Breakfast / Song-a-Day, 7/31/17

Auto-tune can be a real crutch. Or it can appropriately fit inside the theme of the song. This is an example of the latter.

But really, it's Michelle from Japanese Breakfast singing about falling in love with a robot. What else do you want? This song is so dramatic and cool and even funny at times. Michelle's arrangement choices so perfectly fit the story she intended to tell. It's the kind of story that could only be told well in such a specific way, and this is that way.

It reminds me of a long gone era when popular rock musicians would lean into the world of science-fiction for inspiration. I wouldn't call "Machinist" an ode to this time period, but it definitely pays its respects and builds upon that original foundation. And the video is just so good.