Experimental pop artist Jett Kwong’s mystical new single “Tokyo Bath” is a truly transcendent listening experience. The shimmering song uses Chinese guzheng which provides a stunning backdrop over her ethereal vocals. Showcasing soft synthesizers and dreamy melodies, “Tokyo Bath” crafts a unique element of fantasy. The visuals depict Kwong at a swanky Los Angeles party, but she’s bored and does not fit in. This correlates to the song’s message that even at a lavish party or something as tranquil as being in a Japanese onsen, you’re not always going to feel at your happiest. Jett reminds us that true happiness comes from within and not from your surroundings.
Kwong is known for music that touches on themes of family and her identity as a mixed heritage woman. Her rare and striking sound take influences from a variety of different eras, fusing the past with the future. The singer confides, “I am inspired to tell not only my and my family’s histories, but a broader story of culture – to be a conduit for those stories and to find more innovative ways to express them.”
An advocate for women’s rights, Jett’s aim is to contribute towards conversations that will affect change. Watch the imaginative new visuals now.