The Japanese House has released “Dionne” ft. Grammy-award winning songwriter Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and the textual interlude, “Sharing Beds” which beautifully opens her new EP, Chewing Cotton Wool. The pair of new tracks by Amber Bain, who uses the moniker The Japanese House, was released alongside the 2019 tracks “Something Has To Change” and “Chewing Cotton Wool” to round out the new Dirty Hit Records release.
Chewing Cotton Wool follows The Japanese House’s critically acclaimed debut album Good At Falling. The album, which includes the “existential crisis turned love song” (NME) “Maybe You’re the Reason,” the “ethereal yet pummeling” (Pitchfork) “Follow My Girl,” the deceptively upbeat “We Talk All The Time,” and “dreamy synth-pop anthem” (Idolator), “Lilo,” capped off a banner 2019 for Amber Bain as she received major media praise from the likes of New York Times, W Magazine, Playboy, GQ, Nylon, The Fader, Pitchfork, Noisey, i-D, and more.
Adored by both critics and fans for the “tender and textured songs” that are “atmospheric, lofty, and soothing” (Nylon), and “melancholic melodies” that create “an amalgamation of The xx and Wet” (V Magazine), The Japanese House, “hits the invisible and shifting target of hype that so many artists, even with money, readily miss” (Consequence of Sound), gathering over 285+ million streams on Spotify since her start in 2015.