The Japanese House, the project of 25-year-old singer-songwriter Amber Bain, has released her new EP Chewing Cotton Wool via Dirty Hit. The 4-track EP includes a track featuring Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon called ‘Dionne’. Listen to it below.
The song’s title is in reference to legendary singer Dionne Warwick. “I’ve been thinking about my storyline / And how your past becomes your present if it’s always on your mind,” Bain sings, “We play Dionne Warwick “Walk On By” / And Freddy put his heads between his legs and cried.”
Baine’s debut EP, Pools to Bathe In, which was released under an anonymous identity in 2015, was actually recorded at Bon Iver’s cabin. She later became known for her 2017 hit ‘Saw You In A Dream’ and the 2019 track ‘Maybe You’re The Reason’, which appears on the new EP. She released her debut album, Good at Falling, last year.
Bon Iver recently unveiled a new single titled ‘AUATC’, which featured contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, and more. Justin Vernon also collaborated with Taylor Swift on ‘exile’, from her new album folklore.