listen to a new song from the japanese house

photo courtesy of the artist

amber bain’s first ep as the japanese house was contemplative; its four tracks burn slow enough for bain’s heavily-processed, textured vocals to move through them purposefully, each syllable dictated for maximum effect.  the london singer-songwriter has some pretty heavy co-signers in george daniel and matt healy from the 1975, and she’s already prepping her second release of the year.  clean, due out november 6th via dirty hitis another four-song ep, but it’s evident that bain has already further sharpened her focus.  “cool blue,” the second single culled from clean, feels like a sonic breath of fresh air, shirking bain’s murky post-dub tendencies for shimmering guitar lines and comparatively clean vocals propelled by an ambitious tempo.  take a listen to “cool blue” below.

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