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  • Writer's pictureHarriett Dolphin

THE JAPANESE HOUSE SHARE THEIR LATEST SINGLE ":)"

The Japanese House, the project of songwriter Amber Bain, has unveiled a new single titled ‘:)’ – or ‘smiley face’ as she affectionately calls it. 
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Following the success of her critically acclaimed album ‘In The End It Always Does’ released last year, Bain’s creative momentum shows no signs of slowing down with this latest release.


‘:)’ is a captivating piece of indie pop that perfectly encapsulates the giddy excitement of a budding romance. Written during the early stages of a new relationship, the song's lyrics overflow with the anticipation and thrill of wanting to be near someone, no matter the distance that separates them. The song’s flirtatious and buoyant nature is a testament to Bain's ability to channel her personal experiences into relatable and emotionally resonant music.


The production of ‘:)’ was a collaborative effort alongside George Daniel of The 1975 and Chloe Kraemer, known for her work with artists like Rina Sawayama, FKA twigs, and Rex Orange County. This powerhouse team has crafted a sound that is both fresh and reflective of Bain's unique artistic voice. The intricate production complements the song's playful lyrics and infectious melody, creating an immersive listening experience. Providing insight into the song’s creation Bain reveals ;


“’Smiley Face’ is a song I wrote when I was very excited about talking to someone off a dating app. 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,”


The release of ‘:)’ reinforces Bain’s position as a dynamic and innovative artist in the indie pop scene. Her ability to continually produce engaging and emotionally rich music bodes well for her future projects.



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