The Japanese House Releases New Bittersweet Track ‘Saw You In A Dream’

Written by Jack Andrew Cribb

Dream-pop virtuoso, The Japanese House, has released another track to add to her already impressive indie repertoire. Amber Bain, who has been going as The Japanese House since 2015, has had an intense couple of years, from touring on her own headline, or supporting fellow Dirty-Hit rockers The 1975.

Her latest track, Saw You In A Dream, is a wonderfully mellow work, replete with Bain’s raspy vocals, a cute little bassline, and guitar that will make you think it was done by Robin Guthrie from Cocteau Twins. It’s the kinda track that makes you want to sit in the sun in your back garden, cold beverage in hand, and do nothing but chill, which is quite interesting considering the dark undertone behind it.

“It’s about someone I was really close with when I was younger.” Explains Bain. “But a couple of years ago they died. A bit after that I saw them in this dream and it was quite a weird situation, because I’d never experienced something like that before. So with this event I just sat down and was like, ‘right, I’m gonna write a song about this’. I think that’s why it’s one of my favourite songs that I’ve done just because it’s quite blatant. Even if you didn’t know the context for it, it would still make sense because it’s still a love song – a heart-break song.”

The Japanese House will be touring the UK from May, you can check out the dates here:

Academy 2, Oxford (May 9)
Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (10) 
Gorilla, Manchester (11)
Academy 2, Leicester (12)
O2 Institute 3, Birmingham (13)
Think Tank, Newcastle (15)
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (16)
KOKO, London (17)
Great Escape, Brighton (18)
Blissfields Festival, Winchester (July 6)
Latitude Festival, Suffolk (14)
Leopalooza, Exeter (28)
Reading Festival, Reading (Aug 26)
Leeds Festival, Leeds (27)

Check out Saw You In A Dream here:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/3dcu0TMrxtPUMrCFxCNPbD

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