Japanese Wallpaper Shares “Leave A Light On” (Co-written With Alex Lahey, Produced By Chris Walla); Listen Here

May 21, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Japanese Wallpaper, the artist project of Australian producer, writer, and musician Gab Strum, returns with a new single, “Leave A Light On,” the first taste of new music since his critically acclaimed debut album Glow.

“Leave A Light On” is co-crafted with friends and regular collaborators Alex Lahey and Demi Louise and co-produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. A life-long Death Cab fanatic and having been previously tapped for a remix of the band’s 2018 single “Northern Lights,” Gab connected with Walla at a speed-dating style songwriting camp where the pair’s union formed over conversations, Janet Jackson records, and lots of subsequent mid-pandemic back-and-forth online. Strum shares, “I keep finding myself in the same orbit as a lot of my heroes, and then becoming friends and getting to do all sorts of things together with them. It’s crazy.

While Glow took Japanese Wallpaper’s sound to more ambitious and mammoth sonic destinations than he’d ventured before, the latest single’s guitar-led, urgent feel is the result of taking those sounds to the tangibility of the stage, learning the art of resonating with an audience at each of the more than 150 shows he played, either as Japanese Wallpaper or as a touring member of the plethora of other acts like Allday, Mallrat and George Alice.

Speaking to the next phase of Japanese Wallpaper, Strum explains, “it’s just me in the studio with my friends, which is my favorite thing in the world to do. I feel really lucky to be in a position where I get to work with some of my favorite songwriters and artists and kind of help realize the vision for those people, and in turn, realize it for myself.

“Leave A Light On” is available at all digital retailers. Click Here: https://japanesewallpaper.ffm.to/lalo.