I am excited to present to you the new visuals from experimental pop artist Jett Kwong. Entitled ‘Tokyo Bath’ the track is a fantasy of transcendence. Imagine an outsider at a Hollywood party, alone and soaking in an idyllic Japanese onsen. In the end, transcendence is the fantasy itself.
Jett Kwong uses stunning Chinese guzheng to create her signature multi-faceted sound twinkling with delicate synthesizers and haunting, ethereal vocals.
Tidbits about song and video- I wrote this over two trips to Japan. The initial idea came from lavender bath water 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.