The Japanese House brings new life to ABBA’s ‘Super Trouper’ in latest EP

She's stripped back the original to lay bare those heartfelt lyrics.

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Ready for yet another fresh take on a classic? After yesterday’s unexpected treat of Sleaford Mods covering Pet Shop Boy’s ‘West End Girls’, The Japanese House has thrown her hat in the ring.

She’s just dropped her latest EP, ITEIAD Sessions, a mix of familiar and brand-new sounds.

This six-track record is a collection of live recordings from her album singles like ‘Sad To Breathe’, ‘Touching Yourself’, ‘Sunshine Baby’, and ‘One For Sorrow, Two For Joni Jones’. Fans are also treated to a new live version of ‘Boyhood’.

But here’s the twist: the EP wraps up with a cover of ABBA’s ‘Super Trouper’. Forget the campy keys and backing vocals you remember – The Japanese House has stripped it back, spotlighting the verses and transforming the track into a poignant exploration of burnout and the fleeting nature of fame.

This cover has achieved the near-impossible: making an ABBA classic feel brand new.

The Japanese House isn’t just stopping with the EP release. She’s wrapping up the year with a North American tour and then jetting back to the UK for early 2024 shows.

Amber Bain (her real name!) will hit the road here from May for a run of four live dates. Bain is playing her biggest headline show to date at the Roundhouse in Camden as part of the four gigs.

The Japanese House will play: 

MAY 2024
07 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
08 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
09 – London, UK – Roundhouse
10 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

Don’t miss out – tune in below to experience this unique take on a beloved ABBA hit.

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