Amber Bain AKA: The Japanese House has released her new single “Lilo” the track follows her 2017 EP Saw You In A Dream. Bain says she recorded most of her debut full-length album in Bon Iver’s Wisconsin studio with her collaborator BJ Burton, and that she linked up with George Daniel (The 1975) at the end of the process to keep him involved. Bain has shared a few quotes on the album and single.
The Japanese House On Album
I’m really excited. It feels a lot more seamless than the first time I’ve ever released music weirdly because is been so long but I’m a lot less nervous this time. I’m really proud of this song and all the songs on the album. I’m really really happy with all of them so yeah I hope the people I’m sure people will feel the same. It’s like different to my old stuff but it has definitly a similarity.
The Japanese House on collabs and 1975
When I got back to the U.K. I went into the studio that The 1975 boys were recording at for a while and just like finished off. I thought would be a shame to not work with George on this record because obviously we both have been so busy but we just somehow found the time to still do stuff together on it.I think it would just be such a shame because we’ve done it together all this for the first album not to have him on it and you can definitely hear like his influence on it. He’s influenced me so much as a producer and a songwriter. I think I’ll always work with George. It’s really rare that you finds someone that you just gel so well and musically and on a social level. We’ll always have that relationship and I don’t think that’s something that will ever change.
The Japanese House on writing the album
I did most of the album in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. I’ve never done that before. I’ve never really been alone. I had one person with me. This guy B.J. who I worked on the album with. It was a really different way to how I did the EPs. And I think you can tell cause it sounds really different. I did it because the studio of the guy I wanted to work with was amazing. It was one of my favorite artists in the world, Bon Iver. It’s basically Justin Vernon’s studio. And I had an amazing oportunity to go and work there and it was incredible. I wouldnt have written half the stuff on the album if I hadnt have been inspired by those surroundings