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The Japanese House’s Tiny Desk Concert Is a Vibe

The Japanese House’s Tiny Desk Concert Is a Vibe

Amber Bain, better known as The Japanese House, stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert, and you should watch it.

Bain performed stripped-down versions of “Sunshine Baby,” “Baby Goes Again,” “Over There,” and “Boyhood.” The singer-songwriter swapped out her typical synth-filled set for a more intimate arrangement with a violin, piano and even a stellar saxophone.

Bain spoke with RELEVANT about using songwriting as therapy and how she uses her music to connect with fans.

“Everyone I know has been heartbroken or had some sort of existential crisis or has suffered depression or, like, hated themselves,” she said. “I think maybe it’s rare that people talk about them in such detail, but it’s not exactly groundbreaking. I think the reason people do connect with my music is because it’s completely honest and natural what I’m talking about. It’s not contrived.”

You can connect with her full performance here:

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