The Japanese House Releases New Song ‘:)’

    The Japanese House, the project of Amber Bain, has returned with a new song titled ‘:)’. Bain produced the song herself alongside George Daniel of the 1975 and Chloe Kraemer. It arrives ahead of a run of dates supporting Maggie Rogers as well as her own North American headline tour. Listen to it below.

    “‘Smiley Face’ is a song I wrote when I was very excited about talking to someone off a dating app,” Bain explained in a statement. “She lived in Detroit, and I was fantasising about flying to meet her. I was in a session at the time for someone else’s stuff, but I couldn’t help this song spilling out of me, I was in some sort of frenzy. Turns out I did buy the plane tickets, now we’re engaged.”

    ‘:)’ marks the Japanese House’s first release since last year’s In the End It Always Does.

    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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