Japanese Wallpaper has today unveiled his debut album Glow.
Known for being a serial collaborator, Japanese Wallpaper largely tackles his sound alone. Glow sees the dream pop wunderkind well and truly coming into his own.
Gab’s vocals take centre stage, as heard on latest single ‘Imaginary Friends’. The album also features previous singles like 2016’s ‘Cocoon’ and 2018’s ‘Fooling Around’. Whimsical, yet wistful, textured but not overwhelming, the new LP fuses acoustic and electronic instrumentation with electric guitar riffs nestled into synth loops.
Having produced dreamy pop in his bedroom since he was 15, Glow marks a new period of growth for Japanese Wallpaper after figuring out his skills as a songwriter and singer. Strum has been steadily making a name for himself since 2014, going on to produce for acts like Mallrat, Allday and Eilish Gilligan.
Having just wrapped up a US tour, Japanese Wallpaper is taking the new album on tour around Australia.
October 25 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
October 26 – The Sewing Room, Perth
November 2 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
November 8 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
November 9 – The Brightside, Brisbane
Glow is available now, steam on Spotify.