(Listen) Japanese Breakfast Covers Yoko Ono’s “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do”

Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records have unveiled a cover of Yoko Ono’s “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do,” courtesy of Best New Artist GRAMMY Nominee Japanese Breakfast.

The release arrives off the forthcoming album Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono – a compilation celebrating the extraordinary work of the multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and activist and set for release on Friday, February 18 (coinciding with Ono’s 89th birthday).

Pre-orders for the project are available now HERE.

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Imagined and curated by Benjamin Gibbard (lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Death Cab for Cutie), Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono is comprised of 14 all-new versions of Ono’s tracks performed by a diverse range of rising artists and legendary stars. Those artists include David Byrne and Yo La Tengo, whose collaborative cover of “Who Has Seen The Wind?” was released earlier this month alongside the initial announcement of the album and met with critical acclaim from the New York Times (“a reverberant meditation”), Variety and Rolling Stone, amongst many others.

Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono also features brand new performances from Sharon Van Etten, Death Cab for Cutie, US Girls, Jay Som, Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields), Thao, Sudan Archives, We Are KING, and Amber Coffman, all of which serve to accentuate Ono’s powerful artistic impact, lasting cultural relevance, and utterly unique approach to songcraft.

The project further showcases Ono’s work with striking and inspired renditions by such longtime devotees as Deerhoof and The Flaming Lips, both of whom, like Yo La Tengo, have enjoyed previous collaborations with the 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning artist (full tracklist enclosed).

A portion of the album’s proceeds will be donated to WhyHunger, a non-profit organization Ono has supported for decades in their efforts to transform our food system by building social justice and striking at the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Yoko Ono has been an innovative and influential force on music and art for more than seven decades, all while campaigning for peace on the world’s stage. Of her legacy, project curator Benjamin Gibbard exclaims: “Yoko makes art that teaches all of us that peace is possible.”

photo credit: Tonje Thilesen



1. Toyboat – Sharon Van Etten

2. Who Has Seen The Wind? – David Byrne and Yo La Tengo

3. Dogtown – Sudan Archives

4. Waiting For The Sunrise – Death Cab for Cutie

5. Yellow Girl (Stand For Life) – Thao

6. Born In A Prison – US Girls

7. Growing Pain – Jay Som

8. Listen, The Snow Is Falling – Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields)

9. No No No – Deerhoof

10. Don’t Be Scared – We Are KING

11. Mrs. Lennon – The Flaming Lips

12. Nobody Sees Me Like You Do – Japanese Breakfast

13. There Is No Goodbye Between Us – Yo La Tengo

14. Run Run Run – Amber Coffman

photo credit: Peter Ash Lee