…the color is fading, VIDEO/SINGLE: JETT KWONG – “Tokyo Bath” [Corey Kupfer, director]
Jett Kwong – Toyko Bath is available at Apple Music.
by Walter Price
As you’ll soon discover, the beautifully constructed new single from LA-based Jett Kwong is a hauntingly subtle lullaby that needs a lot of unpacking. The delicate track and its video are explained by the songwriter, “I wrote this over two trips to Japan. The initial idea came from lavender bathwater my first time in Tokyo. The second time around I traveled to an onsen in the mountains and was soaking in this beautiful outdoor pool in the mist, hoping to feel exalted or something.. of course, I didn’t and actually felt kind of miserable. But that in and of itself was sort of the transcendent moment!
“This is all coupled with a vision of a Hollywood party (specifically one in Laurel Canyon that Father John Misty might host…), and feeling excluded, laughing at the ridiculousness of it all, yet also feeling bad about not being included, and wishing to have a piece of the pie. For the video, we focused sex/racial tensions.”
You can experience all the slowburn addictiveness of Kwong’s memories in song and the stunning visuals of the Corey Kupfer directed film, below.
Artist photo and quote provided by Alex High PR
Directed by Corey Kupfer
Produced by Jett Kwong
Director of Photography – Mitch Arens
1st AC – Eung-Jin Lee
Hair/Makeup – Mitsuko Orimekusa
Choreography – Stephanie Kim
Unit Production Manager – Shanhuan Manton
Special thanks to the Mckenna family
“Empowered by issues surrounding women’s rights, social and political reform and questions around justice, Jett hopes to contribute towards conversations for affecting change.”