The Japanese House: Clean

19-year-old Amber Bain, performing under the moniker The Japanese House, releases “Clean,” a downtempo electronic pop track with her lower-register, stirring voice as the driving force. It’s impossible not to compare Bain’s love for the vocoder to Imogen Heap’s harmonizing technique in “Hide and Seek,” but it’s a compliment in the best way. Bain experiments with pitch-shifting even further to create beautifully subtle textures on this song about an apology to a friend.