The Japanese House, aka Amber Bain, has returned with a new single, ‘Boyhood’.
Debuting as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record, it marks the first new music from Amber since her 2020 EP ‘Chewing Cotton Wool’, and is released via Dirty Hit.
The accompanying visualiser for ‘Boyhood’ sees Amber watching a projection of herself from a bed, as one of a pair horseback riding through lush green fields. Of the visual and song she explains: “When my best friend Katie and I were young and in love, we dreamed of riding off into the distance on her horse Bam Bam, away from all the problems that came from being gay and in love back then. This song talks about how sometimes, however hard you try, you can’t help but be a product of the things that happened to you or held you back earlier on in life. But also, and more importantly, it’s about hope for overcoming those things. And look at us now. Not riding away, but towards… something.
This horse was very lovely to us, but I think deep down Bam Bam was the horse we were riding all along, and wherever I’m recklessly galloping off to in my life, Katie will be riding bareback behind me like a lunatic, arms around me, like we’d always planned. Rip Bam Bam xxx”
Amber released her debut album ‘Good At Falling’ in 2019.
You can check out ‘Boyhood’ here: