The Japanese House Shares New Single ‘One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones’

    The Japanse House has shared ‘One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones’, the closing track on her new album In the End It Always Does. Amber Bain co-wrote the song with MUNA’s Katie Gavin and co-produced it with Chloe Kraemer. It’s named after Bain’s sausage dog, who is in turn named after Joni Mitchell. Check it out below.

    “This is my favourite song, and I wrote it as a piece ages ago when I was playing the piano and [producer] Chloe would record me playing the piano loads with my dog on my lap,” Bain explained in a statement. “We sat on the music for ages then Katie from MUNA came down to the studio and put the rambling lyrics over music in a Joni Mitchell kind of way.

    “I’m trying to encapsulate that feeling, a sort of ode to that feeling when Emma Thompson stands there and cries when she’s holding the CD in Love Actually. The lyrics are about the confirmation that my relationship was dead, and it’s the only song I’ve ever cried during the vocal take which has never happened before.”

    ‘One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones’ follows the previously released singles ‘Sunshine Baby’, ‘Sad to Breathe’, and ‘Boyhood’. In the End It Always Does is due out June 30 via Dirty Hit.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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