Breakaway is a darkwave/witch house experiment with a self-taught operatic singing style from Joe Kujawa. His music has been described as a "slow-motion opera riot". Coming from DIY punk, Breakaway's music blends with themes of anarchism, queer life, and against the colonial police state. Making solo music and self-releasing albums since 2005, he became more visible to Minneapolis' broader arts world when slipping into the #10 spot of the 2014 Picked to Click poll by City Pages.