The Japanese House

  • May 9, 2019
  • Times: Thursday, May 9th 2019 at 8:00pm
  • Location: Fortune Sound Club
  • Address:
  • 147 East Pender
  • Vancouver, V6A 1T6

As The Japanese House, twenty-one year old Amber Bain has created a world of incredible depth and nuance. From the release of debut single "Still" in 2015 to last year's 'Swim Against The Tide' EP, her auteur-like sound captures the pain and growth of displaced relationships, the emotion that comes from moving solitarily through life, and the clarity of understanding that can come afterward. 

Though Amber's work has long been rooted in personal experiences (the name The Japanese House was inspired by a childhood holiday, where she developed a crush on the girl next door) her latest release "Saw You In A Dream" is perhaps the most honest offering yet. Ushering in new, classic tones to her songwriting, with a focus on melody over production, the song breathes colourful life into the next stage of The Japanese House. On the outset, it could be a break-up song. Get deep into its bedrock though and the focus is revealed to be stark and personal.

Like the best songs in The Japanese House discography, "Saw You In A Dream" captures a specific moment in time and brings it to life for a new audience. "Saw you in a dream, you came to me / you were the sweetest apparition, such a pretty vision," Amber sings, evoking the timeless yet sweetly detailed quality of the music. The song has a relatively dark subject matter yet the tone beneath the story brings shades of new light, favouring sun-dappled guitars and bright hues.

Thursday, May 9th 2019 at 8:00pm

Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver BC

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The Japanese House
147 East Pender