The Japanese House
October 21 8:00 pm $18 ADV / $20 DOS
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Amber Bain, aka The Japanese House, first heard the phrase "Good at Falling", when a friend showed her a video game about a square experiencing an existential crisis, she started to cry. "I thought it was the sweetest, saddest thing ever," she says. It came at the perfect time. She had finished her long-awaited debut album and was reaching for a title that could somehow convey the period of uncertainty and change that had inspired its songs.
Good at Falling may have been years in the making, but it has proven itself to be more than worth the wait. The title, when it finally arrived, seemed perfect. "Falling can mean so much: falling in love with someone, or falling flat on your face, feeling like your life is being destroyed, falling out of love with someone. I always find myself doing that, and being in those things. All the songs are about some sort of fall or failure or vulnerability," says Bain. But the point is that she could build something out of the rubble. "I wanted to be good at channelling that into something."