amber bain’s work as the japanese house has left an undeniable, lasting impression; it’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard any new music from the british songwriter, but both clean and pools to bathe in remain collections of songs that resonate deeply.
bain will break her prolonged silence with swim against the tide, her third ep, due out november 11th via dirty hit. lead single “face like thunder” checks any outwardly melancholic tendencies at the door, instead offering up what’s arguably the most pop-oriented, clear-eyed japanese house track to date. still, the listlessness of bain’s lyrics persists underneath pristine synths and crisp drum programming, with forlorn verses folding into nostalgic, yearning hooks. take a listen to “face like thunder” below.