TJH Releases New Single “Sunshine Baby,” featuring Vocals from The 1975’s Matty Healy.
PRESS HERE To Listen & HERE To Watch the Out Friday June 30 on Dirty Hit
“[The] Swooning ‘Sunshine Baby’ is a glimmering piece of nostalgic, solemn dream pop.”
– Rolling Stone
“Flickering synth-pop … which pairs smooth sonic surfaces and effervescent electronic flourishes with her yearning, achingly human vocals.” – The New York Times
“Bain is a subtle Casanova.” – GQ
“Dreamy indie-pop …” – Interview Magazine
“Exploring painfully intimate subjects, her music feels as heavy as it sounds light.”– Paper
“A one-woman powerhouse of indie synths and hypnotizing vocals.” – Newsweek
“A mix of sumptuous synths and vocals with muted drums that sound like they’ve been wrapped in felt.”
“The Japanese House (aka Amber Bain) returns with the provoking and expectedly gorgeous [music].”
“Bain’s music is tender and restrained, as if she is cushioning her own fall as she recants wounding memories and works through still-present feelings.” – FADER
“Poignant … against buzzing synthesizers, Amber Bain gets introspective with painful, incisive lyrics”
“It’s exhilarating to hear The Japanese House’s latest track morph through pop, folk, and bluegrass over the course of three minutes.” – NYLON
The Japanese House (the acclaimed project of Amber Bain) has released new single “Sunshine Baby” from forthcoming album In The End It Always Does (out June 30 on Dirty Hit) featuring vocals from The 1975’s Matty Healy. PRESS HERE to listen, and HERE to check out Rolling Stone’s “first look.” The track also received a first play on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Clara Amfo earlier today.
Bain’s latest single “Sunshine Baby” comes to us alongside a beautiful live video directed by Sheila Johansson – PRESS HERE to watch the stunning live video. Co-produced by Bain with The 1975’s George Daniel and Chloe Kraemer, “Sunshine Baby” is the perfect melancholic dream-pop inspired track for aimlessly driving around and processing emotions. Showcasing Bain’s nuanced understanding of human emotions, the track balances feelings of nostalgia and acceptance once a relationship has run its course perfectly encapsulating the album’s cyclical nature with Matty Healy’s vocals echoing Amber’s as the track slowly brings you back to reality.
“Sunshine Baby is my nickname for my dog, and my ex and I always used to lay on the beach together being sunshine babies. The chorus is kind of a submission to the end of our relationship, but singing it in a positive light. There’s a transience in every part of a relationship, and in the circle of everything it comes back around,” says Bain.
Late last month, Bain released “Sad To Breathe” and announced her highly anticipated sophomore album In the End It Always Does – pre-save HERE. The upbeat summer anthem for the brokenhearted followed lead single “Boyhood” which sees Bain explore the complexities of gender and sexuality as well as how trauma becomes an inescapable part of a person.
Inspired by a throuple that Amber found herself in during the pandemic and the subsequent slow dissolution of those relationships, In The End It Always Does consists of songs that are each a snapshot in time from that point in her life when everything was falling apart. The music encompasses heartbreak and love lost, with brighter moments and emotional reflections on childhood trauma and identity, all woven into a tapestry of gorgeous, elevated pop music. This album sees Amber lean even further into the pop realm with help from Matty Healy and George Daniel (The 1975), Katie Gavin (MUNA) and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon among others. Amber credits Katie Gavin especially with injecting her with creative energy and inspiration throughout. The album was produced and engineered by Chloe Kraemer (Rex Orange County, Lava La Rue, Glass Animals), an experience Amber describes as “life changing” due to the unspoken, shared understanding between marginalized genders in a creative space.
In The End It Always Does follows The Japanese House’s lauded 2020 EP Chewing Cotton Wool, which featured the illustrious “Dionne” ft. Grammy-award winning songwriter Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver), as well as her critically acclaimed debut album Good At Falling (2019). She’s an alternative pop star for the modern age who is serving up vulnerable lyrics and down to earth, celestial songs that offer a reflection on love, loss, and personal identity. Her intimate, unique sound has propelled her to over 350 million streams on Spotify and garnered her major media praise from New York Times, W Magazine, Playboy, GQ, Nylon, The Fader, Pitchfork, Noisey, i-D, WWD and more.
In the End It Always Does Tracklisting:
Sad to Breathe
Indexical reminder of a morning well spent
Baby goes again
You always get what you want
One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones
(In the End It Always Does Album Art)
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