Amber Bain aka The Japanese House has unveiled the final instalment of her latest EP, Saw You in a Dream. ‘Count to Nine’ finishes the 4th EP for the young English artist, again releasing through Dirty Hit Records. Bain has seemingly built a following around her mesmerising brand of melancholic alt pop, with earlier releases from the EP being streamed in excess of one million times since their debut. transcending through experimental electronic flourishes combined with pure guitar snippets and vocals her latest release shows that this is only the beginning for The Japanese House.
Latest and last release of the EP acts almost as a harmonious summary to the musical exploration used throughout, the nine-minute epic beginning with a slowed synth progression that progressively builds to a pinnacle before fading out to a beautiful isolated guitar section quickly complimented by the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Amber. To most the thought of a 9-minute song seems odd, yet, you can’t help but find yourself enthralled in the pure mystic of it all. Pulling together unconventional influences the song pulls together cohesively and at no point seems repetitive or drawn out.
This EP signals the start of a huge back half of 2017 for The Japanese House. Starting in early July at the Barn on the Farm Festival in Gloucestershire, UK; Amber heads on a huge 2-month Festival tour playing in both the UK and the US. Based on her current pace of releasing new music we can hope to expect a new EP soon, one that is sure to be equally as beautiful as Saw You in a Dream.