One of the very last artists Zane Lowe championed before leaving BBC Radio 1 was The Japanese House. There wasn’t much known about the rising London-based artist — just that she’s a she and only 19 years old — but her debut single “Still” was enchanting enough to warrant some airtime on the veteran DJ’s radio program as the “Hottest Record in the World.”
Though The Japanese House still remains elusive, today she’s unveiled a second promising single in “Pools To Bathe In”. A spellbinding slice of electropop that likely counts James Blake and SOHN as influences, it makes the cold metallics often associated with electronic, robot-like music sound so personal, human, and tender. The entire track is sung with the help of a vocoder, which begs the question: Who knew droids could cry? Listen to “Pools to Bathe In”.
Both aforementioned tracks will appear on Japanese House’s forthcoming EP titled Pools To Bathe In, due out on April 27th via Dirty Hit.