New Music: The Japanese House “Boyhood”

New Music: The Japanese House “Boyhood”

The Japanese House (aka acclaimed out recording artist Amber Bain) has dropped her first new music of the year, “Boyhood,” accompanied by a dreamy music video.

The new single (which debuted as BBC Radio 1’s “Hottest Record”) sees Bain exploring the complexities and nuances of sexuality and gender as well as how trauma becomes an inescapable part of a person.

The track’s silky, hypnotic soundscape pairs perfectly with Bain’s ethereal, lighter-than-air vocals. The accompanying visualizer finds Amber watching a projection of herself from a bed, as one of a pair horseback riding through lush green fields.

“When Katie and I were young and in love, we fantasized about 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,” Bain says in a press statement. “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,” she adds. “Look at us now: not riding away, but towards… something.”

“Boyhood” is available now on all major music platforms.

New Music: The Japanese House “Boyhood”
Amber Bain aka The Japanese House