The Japanese House is the musical moniker of singer songwriter Amber Bain and she has recently released her beautifully evocative new track, ‘Face Like Thunder’.
There’s a tonne of musical influences hiding under the various layers of Amber’s music but she still manages to maintain an individual style within the genre of indie-pop. Some may find similarities to Sharon Van Etten’s vocal qualities in the track, yet the chorus doesn’t sound a million miles away from something by Indie-pop big boys, The 1975.
Whilst some have labelled Amber’s voice as quite masculine, she has noted that the androgyny in her voice is a good thing as it allows people to focus on the sound qualities of the music rather than the person who is singing it.
‘Face Like Thunder’ is also accompanied by a visually beautiful music video that’s definitely worth a watch just for the cinematics, let alone Amber’s stunning musicianship.