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It’s been nearly a decade since Bain’s break–out in 2015. Back when The Japanese House was a mysterious unidentified figure shrouded in mystery and reverb. These days though, Bain’s sound and style is characteristically wide open. Her vulnerabilities, thoughts and innermost feelings stitched into a tapestry of gorgeous, elevated pop music. Featuring ‘Sad To Breathe’ and ‘Boyhood’, ‘In the End It Always Does’ lives in the contradictory. Beginnings and endings, obsession and mundanity, falling in love and falling apart.
Written during a creative burst at the end of 2021, In the End It Always Does is primarily inspired by the events preceding it. Including Bain’s first time moving to Margate. Also being in a throuple and the slow dissolution of those relationships. “[These two people] were together for six years and I met them and then we all fell in love at the same time – and then one of them left,” Bain’s remembers. “It was a ridiculously exciting start to a relationship. It was this high… And then suddenly I’m in this really domestic thing, and it’s not like there was other stuff going on – it was lockdown.” The album came together just as that chapter in her life was falling apart. With each song almost acting as a snapshot in time.
Four years after her widely celebrated debut Good at Falling, this album sees Bain lean even further into the pop realm – with help from Matty Healy and George Daniel from The 1975, Katie Gavin from MUNA and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon among others. Bain credits Gavin especially with injecting her with creative energy and inspiration throughout. The album also sees Bain work alongside producer and engineer Chloe Kraemer (Rex Orange County, Lava La Rue, Glass Animals), an experience she describes as “life changing” due to the unspoken, shared understanding between marginalised genders in a creative space. “I’d never worked with a woman or queer person [in that way] before,” Bain says. “It’s nice to have someone who completely understands your standpoint and shared experience. Also, I say ‘she’ in every song… so it’s important that someone understands that.”
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