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The Japanese House shares new single ’:)’

The summery track is a follow up to last year’s LP ‘In the End It Always Does’.

The Japanese House shares new single ':)' ('Smiley Face')

Former DIY digital cover star The Japanese House - the artistic moniker of indie-pop sensation Amber Bain - has released ‘:)’ (pronounced ‘Smiley Face’), a buoyant new track that acts as a follow up to her 2023 sophomore album ‘In the End It Always Does’.

Co-produced by Bain, The 1975’s George Daniel, and Chloe Kraemer, the single is a slice of sonic sunshine that captures the hopeful optimism of falling in love with someone. “‘Smiley Face’ is a song I wrote when I was very excited about talking to someone off a dating app”, Bain has shared.

“She lived in Detroit and I was fantasising about flying to meet her. I was in a session at the time for someone else stuff but I couldn’t help this song spilling out of me, I was in some sort of frenzy. Turns out I did buy the plane tickets, now we’re engaged.”

Listen to ‘:)’ and read more about ‘In the End It Always Does’ via our In Deep digital cover interview with Bain below.

You can catch The Japanese House live this year on the following dates:

JUNE 2024
21 The Beacham, Orlando, FL *
22 FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami, FL *

JULY 2024
26 Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
27 The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York, NY
28 Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks, PA
29 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
31 Metro, Chicago, IL

01 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
02 Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC
06 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
07 The Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT
09 Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
11 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
12 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater, Seattle, WA
15 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
23 Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
25 Reading Festival, Reading, UK

24 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
28 All Things Go Festival, Washington, DC

*supporting Maggie Rogers

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