Japanese House Re-Emerges With New Song: Boyhood
Japanese House becomes a grounding force in the dream pop genre with the singers new song Boyhood. The British singer Amber Bain excited the music industry back in 2020 with her EP Chewing Cotton Wool, and then took a step back for nearly 3 years. Now, Boyhood, the singers new single that was released on March 20, 2023 will be her first new song since then.
The excitement behind Japanese House back in 2020 was because Bain brings a certain level of maturity and production to her lyricism. It’s hard to believe that she has only released a few pieces of work. Bain is an encompassing artist that provides soft landings for complex ideas and emotions.
“I could have been
Somebody else but
I’ve been out
Looking for me
It doesn’t matter
What I tell myself
For a moment there
I swear I saw me.”
Often times identity can be a confusing question to answer and Bain has an incredible way of humanizing and neutralizing such turbulence. The melody and drums are refreshing and hopeful. Bain does a really nice job of trying to normalize and make comfortable this difficult subject. The artist also wants to convey that what lies ahead is also bright.
Japanese House Talks About Boyhood
Bain in her own words also describes her inspiration and intent, and she says;
“When my best friend Katie and I were young and in love, we fantasized about riding off into the distance on her horse. Away from all the problems that came from being gay and in love back then…. But also, and more importantly, it’s about hope for overcoming those things. Look at us now: not riding away but towards something.”
Bain is a dream pop essential because, the genre is filled with artists that transport us into ethereal and heavenly places, and what is interesting here is that Japanese House grounds listeners keeping them close to the earth. Her return is not unnoticed and fans are very happy. Watch the music video below.