Japanese house and frequent collaborator Matty Healy teamed up again to play a SiriusXM session. While in the studio, the duo performed their new song “Sunshine Baby” as well as a cover of Shania Twain’s “It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing”. Check out clips from both shows below.
In their cover, Amber Bain and Healy remove the keys and background vocals that make “It Only Hurts When I Breathing” sound a little dated. Instead, the artists give the acoustic guitar at the heart of the track’s room to breathe, finger-picking a subtle melody that turns a pop song into a ballad.
The SiriusXM hearing comes as The Japanese House promotes After all, she always does. Her second full album. The LP was produced by Chloe Kraemer, while Healy’s collaboration “Sunshine Baby” features additional production from fellow 1975 band member, George Daniel. The Record arrives June 30th via Dirty Hit, and pre-orders are still ongoing.
The Japanese House is touring extensively in the UK and North America set for the rest of 2023. Look for tickets to a show via StubHub, orders are 100% guaranteed via StubHub’s FanProtect programme.