16-year-old Beirut-based Laeticia Acra is the musician behind the project Japan, Man. Racking up tens-of-thousands of listeners on her recently released EP I Like To Wait, the sound is similar to Clairo and girl in red. Give the EP’s title track a listen…
Produced by Julian Cassia (the young artist’s uncle), dream-pop meets profound and sombre lyricism, touching on topics like death: “Are you afraid to die that there’s no afterlife?”
According to Acra, I Like To Wait is “about being stuck in a certain place where you feel trapped and confused. Sometimes we feel as though life would be better if we were somewhere different with a fresh start, but in reality the only way to make life feel pleasurable is to be patient and await what is to come for us. Sometimes it’s hard to see that we have to live in the moment but when we start to do so, the time flies.”
One of our favourite tracks from the EP is Easy Target, released as a single earlier this year.