The Japanese House Shares New Single ‘:)’

A flirtatious love song...

The Japanese House has shared new single ‘:)’ – tune in now.

The songwriter shared her album ‘In The End It Always Does’ last year, gaining critical plaudits in the process. It seems her creativity hasn’t been dimmed, however – and something new just hit streaming.

Out now, ‘:)’ – or ‘smiley face’, as she seems to be calling it – is a flirtatious piece of indie pop, penned during the dawn of a fresh relationship. Brimming with excitement, the lyrics discuss that feeling of simply not being able to resist seeing someone – even if they’re thousands of miles away.

Produced alongside George Daniel (The 1975) and Chloe Kraemer (Rina Sawayama, FKA twigs, Rex Orange County), she comments…

‘Smiley Face’ is a song I wrote when I was very excited about talking to someone off a dating app. She lived in Detroit, and I was fantasising about flying to meet her. I was in a session at the time for someone else’s stuff, but I couldn’t help this song spilling out of me, I was in some sort of frenzy. Turns out I did buy the plane tickets, now we’re engaged.” 

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Carissa Gallo

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