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The Japanese House

Data updated on 2024-06-25 13:37:23 UTC
The Japanese House, the musical persona of Amber Bain, has created a transformative dialogue between emotion and sound. Since her emergence in 2015, Bain has evolved from a mysterious musical enigma into an open book, whose lyrics and harmonies reflect a heartfelt journey through the complexities of life and love.

Originally intriguing listeners with her EP, "Pools to Bathe In," her music garnered attention for its lush soundscapes and poetic ambiguity. The blend of dreamy synths, layered vocals, and thoughtful lyrics quickly set her apart in the indie-pop landscape. The Japanese House’s artistry is characterized by a profound ability to blend melancholic themes with ethereal production, creating an immersive listening experience that resonates deeply with fans.

Her most acclaimed track, "Saw You In A Dream," released in 2017, epitomizes the haunting yet beautiful essence of her music. With over 127.9 million streams on Spotify, it continues to reach new ears, touching many with its melodic serenity and introspective lyricism. It's a song that encapsulates the ethereal quality of Bain's music and showcases her talent for crafting tunes that meld emotional depth with sonic beauty.

As of 2023, The Japanese House boasts over 596.2 million streams on Spotify, a testament to her growing influence and the deep connection listeners feel with her music. Bain's ability to share her vulnerabilities and innermost thoughts through her art has created a unique bond with her audience, making her music not just a listen but an experience.

Her recent work, "In the End It Always Does," is an album born from personal transformation and the poignant realities of intimate relationships. The singles "Sad To Breathe" and "Boyhood" encapsulate themes of conflict and reflection, painting a picture of emotional highs and the subsequent grounding in reality. This album touches on Bain’s personal experiences, including her move to Margate and her time in a throuple, providing a raw and honest look at the beauty and challenges of unconventional relationships.

The origins of the songs stem from a particularly creative period at the end of 2021, inspired by Bain's real-life experiences—her thrilling yet challenging involvement in a threesome relationship that invited intense bonding, followed by the inevitable complexities and settling into a routine during lockdown. Each track from the album serves as a chronicle of that rollercoaster phase, showcasing Bain's skill in translating fleeting moments and feelings into timeless music.

The Japanese House stands out not only for its distinctive sound but also for its storytelling prowess. Bain’s music offers a cathartic outlet for listeners, making them feel seen and understood through her explorations of love, identity, and human connection. Her vulnerable approach to songwriting, coupled with innovative soundscapes, secures her place as a significant and influential figure in the world of indie and alternative music.

Through her work, The Japanese House continues to redefine boundaries, offering a space where the beginnings and endings of personal stories are met with compassion and grace, delivered in a package of beautiful and compelling music that urges one to feel deeply and think profoundly. With her discography, Amber Bain invites us to explore the landscapes of our own experiences, mirrored through her melodic introspections.

Total plays

669.7 million
Updated on 2024-06-25

Monthly listeners

2,153,233

Followers

706,431

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    47,311 listeners
  2. United States
    46,044 listeners
  3. United States
    47,927 listeners
  4. United States
    40,692 listeners
  5. United States
    37,808 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Saw You In A Dream
Saw You In A Dream
129,391,618 3:28 2017-06-30
i saw you in a dream
i saw you in a dream
47,454,861 3:20 2019-03-01
Maybe You're the Reason
Maybe You're the Reason
39,460,364 3:39 2019-01-13
Cool Blue
Cool Blue
35,048,420 3:51 2015-11-06
Lilo
Lilo
29,347,235 4:20 2018-09-27
Something Has to Change
Something Has to Change
27,954,657 3:11 2020-08-12
Still
Still
27,085,177 3:18 2015-04-27
You Seemed so Happy
You Seemed so Happy
22,699,907 2:42 2019-03-01
Touching Yourself
Touching Yourself
22,253,529 3:02 2023-06-30
Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon)
Dionne (feat. Justin Vernon)
20,921,279 4:45 2020-08-12
Face Like Thunder
Face Like Thunder
19,998,296 3:57 2016-11-11
Chewing Cotton Wool
Chewing Cotton Wool
17,827,757 3:29 2020-08-12
Sunshine Baby
Sunshine Baby
16,535,093 3:40 2023-06-30
Landslide - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC
Landslide - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC
14,811,395 3:54 2017-07-26
Boyhood
Boyhood
14,186,300 3:10 2023-03-20
Clean
Clean
13,248,419 4:59 2015-11-06
Follow My Girl
Follow My Girl
12,250,813 4:05 2018-11-12
We Talk all the Time
We Talk all the Time
10,147,224 3:15 2019-02-04
Somebody you found
Somebody you found
10,005,573 3:34 2017-06-30
3/3
3/3
9,820,195 4:00 2017-06-30
Leon
Leon
9,459,518 3:36 2016-11-11
Teeth
Teeth
9,081,779 3:56 2015-04-27
Good side in
Good side in
8,471,832 3:50 2016-11-11
Pools to Bathe In
Pools to Bathe In
8,451,096 4:20 2015-04-27
f a r a w a y
f a r a w a y
8,166,807 2:50 2019-03-01
Sad to Breathe
Sad to Breathe
7,238,997 3:34 2023-06-30
Letter By The Water
Letter By The Water
7,070,949 3:28 2015-11-06
Swim Against the Tide
Swim Against the Tide
6,941,916 3:42 2016-11-11
Count To Nine
Count To Nine
5,705,507 9:01 2017-06-30
Sugar Pill
Sugar Pill
5,149,454 3:24 2015-11-06
Wild
Wild
5,067,119 3:43 2019-03-01
Sister
Sister
4,911,611 3:44 2015-04-27
Indexical reminder of a morning well spent
Indexical reminder of a morning well spent
4,367,606 4:43 2023-06-30
somethingfartoogoodtofeel
somethingfartoogoodtofeel
3,669,231 4:26 2019-03-01
Morning Pages
Morning Pages
3,624,087 3:48 2023-06-30
Worms
Worms
3,173,006 3:19 2019-03-01
Everybody Hates Me
Everybody Hates Me
2,817,294 3:09 2019-03-01
went to meet her (intro)
went to meet her (intro)
2,658,712 2:32 2019-03-01
Sharing Beds
Sharing Beds
2,624,138 1:50 2020-08-12
Over There
Over There
2,536,237 4:43 2023-06-30
Friends
Friends
2,224,914 3:09 2023-06-30
Marika Is Sleeping
Marika Is Sleeping
2,084,672 3:03 2019-03-01
One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones
One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones
2,047,971 4:30 2023-06-30
Spot Dog
Spot Dog
1,873,440 4:28 2023-06-30
Baby goes again
Baby goes again
1,644,575 3:31 2023-06-30
You always get what you want
You always get what you want
1,566,472 2:48 2023-06-30
Face Like Thunder - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC
Face Like Thunder - Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC
1,499,030 4:14 2017-07-26
Lilo - LA Session
Lilo - LA Session
984,295 3:34 2019-08-08
Super Trouper
Super Trouper
842,501 2:59 2023-11-22
:)
:)
698,191 3:01 2024-06-18
You Seemed So Happy - LA Session
You Seemed So Happy - LA Session
473,082 2:46 2019-08-08
Somebody You Found - LA Session
Somebody You Found - LA Session
471,222 3:42 2019-08-08
Sunshine Baby (ITEIAD Sessions)
Sunshine Baby (ITEIAD Sessions)
366,413 3:41 2023-11-22
Everybody Hates Me - LA Session
Everybody Hates Me - LA Session
348,257 3:00 2019-08-08
Sad to Breathe (ITEIAD Sessions)
Sad to Breathe (ITEIAD Sessions)
286,571 3:57 2023-11-22
Touching Yourself (ITEIAD Sessions)
Touching Yourself (ITEIAD Sessions)
275,763 3:02 2023-11-22
Boyhood (ITEIAD Sessions)
Boyhood (ITEIAD Sessions)
260,706 3:03 2023-11-22
One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones (ITEIAD Sessions)
One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones (ITEIAD Sessions)
154,504 4:31 2023-11-22

New releases

:)
:)
2024-06-18
[Dirty Hit]
ITEIAD Sessions
ITEIAD Sessions
2023-11-22
[Dirty Hit]
In the End It Always Does
In the End It Always Does
2023-06-30
[Dirty Hit]
Boyhood
Boyhood
2023-03-20
[Dirty Hit]
Chewing Cotton Wool
Chewing Cotton Wool
2020-08-12
[Dirty Hit]
The LA Sessions
The LA Sessions
2019-08-08
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
The LA Sessions (Live)
The LA Sessions (Live)
2019-08-08
[Dirty Hit]
Good At Falling
Good At Falling
2019-03-01
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Good at Falling
Good at Falling
2019-03-01
[Dirty Hit]
We Talk All The Time
We Talk All The Time
2019-02-04
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Maybe You're the Reason
Maybe You're the Reason
2019-01-13
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Follow My Girl
Follow My Girl
2018-11-12
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Lilo
Lilo
2018-09-27
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles
2017-07-26
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles
2017-07-26
[Dirty Hit]
Saw You In A Dream
Saw You In A Dream
2017-06-30
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Saw You in a Dream
Saw You in a Dream
2017-06-30
[Dirty Hit]
Swim Against the Tide
Swim Against the Tide
2016-11-11
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Swim Against the Tide
Swim Against the Tide
2016-11-11
[Dirty Hit]
Clean
Clean
2015-11-06
[Dirty Hit/The Japanese House PS]
Clean
Clean
2015-11-06
[Dirty Hit]
Pools to Bathe In
Pools to Bathe In
2015-04-27
[Dirty Hit]
Pools To Bathe In
Pools To Bathe In
2015-04-27
[Dirty Hit Records]