The Japanese House, aka British singer-songwriter Amber Bain, has teamed up with Bon Iver for a new song, “Dionne.”
The collaboration appears on Bain’s recently released four-track EP, Chewing Cotton Wool. On the dreamy indie pop cut, the singers reminisce about a past relationship over sparkling synths. “Wishin’ that someone would film the way I’m lookin’ at you right now / I wanna watch it back and then kill myself / And I know it’s not very sexy when somebody loves you this much,” Bain laments on the opening.
The Chewing Cotton Wool EP also includes the title track and a previously unreleased song, “Sharing Beds.” Bain’s 2019 single, “Something Has to Change,” is also included on the tracklist.
Speaking of the EP’s artwork, which features Bain posing intimately on a couch, the singer said: “I’ve always been self-conscious about my appearance/body. So I found it interesting that when I was the photographer, I almost immediately wanted to take my clothes off and it felt very natural to do so.”
“This image I found particularly interesting as it made me think of my own gender, which probably falls towards the middle of the spectrum… somewhere,” she added.
The Chewing Cotton Wool EP is a follow-up to the Japanese House’s 2019 debut album, Good at Falling. Stream it below:
And watch the gorgeous lyric video for “Dionne” here: