The Japanese House releases latest single ‘You Seemed So Happy’

THE JAPANESE HOUSE releases her latest single YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY, taken from her critically acclaimed debut album GOOD AT FALLING via Dirty Hit, which comes after a UK tour that took in a sold-out show at London Electric Ballroom. YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY follows previous singles LILO and MAYBE YOU’RE THE REASON, as well as FOLLOW MY GIRL and WE TALK ALL THE TIME from the album, and is inspired by the crack between image and reality. “That song is about seeming like I was very normal and fine,” explains The Japanese House aka Amber Bain, “but also that feeling that I genuinely believed I was going to die every single day”.

Listen to YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY here:

Produced by THE JAPANESE HOUSE, BJ BURTON [Low, Bon Iver] and GEORGE DANIEL from the 1975, GOOD AT FALLING began as demos recorded by Bain on her laptop in her room in London, and was finished in studios across Wisconsin, Brussels and Oxford. The result is an album that draws from Bain’s life in a way her work never has before; a more personal, vulnerable and yet confident body of work. “These songs are definitely more direct,” she explains. “The album has a lot more of me in it, so it makes sense.” GOOD AT FALLING is already one of the best reviewed albums of the year, with acclaim from the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q Magazine, i-D, Clash, DIY, Dork and many more.

Listen to the GOOD AT FALLING album here!

GOOD AT FALLING track listing:

· Went to Meet Her [Intro]

· Maybe You’re the Reason

· We Talk all the Time

· Wild

· You Seemed So Happy

· Follow My Girl

· somethingfartoogoodtofeel

· Lilo

· Everybody Hates Me

· Marika Is Sleeping

· Worms

· f a r a w a y

· I Saw You in A Dream

THE JAPANESE HOUSE has previously released four acclaimed EPs with Dirty Hit:


CLEAN [2015]



With an “experimental and impressive” [DIY] sound adored by both critics and fans alike, Amber has played in arenas across the UK with label mates the 1975, taking in shows at London O2 Arena, and found herself landing a spot on the prestigious BBC Sound Of 2017 Longlist.

Following the UK tour in March, THE JAPANESE HOUSE play a headline USA tour and a run of festival dates across Europe this summer, including performances at Latitude and Reading and Leeds. For a full list of dates and more information visit:


Fri 05 SIX-FOURS-LES-PLAGES Pointu Festival

Mon 08 VIENNA Metacity Open Air

Fri 19 SHEFFIELD Tramlines Festival

Sun 21 HENHAM Latitude Festival

Thu 25 LUGANO Roam Festival

Fri 26 STANDON Standon Calling Festival

Sat 27 OXFORD Truck Festival


Sat 24 READING Festival

Sun 25 LEEDS Festival


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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