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Japanese Wallpaper Makes Comeback With Alex Lahey Co-Written Single, ‘Leave A Light On’

Japanese Wallpaper has shared his first new single since 2019 album Glow. ‘Leave A Light On’ is a collaboration, co-written with Alex Lahey and co-produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie.

‘Leave A Light On’ has this super euphoric sound to it. It’s a jangly, fun single with stunning production.

On the collab with Walla, Japanese Wallpaper, real name Gab Strum says, “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 kind of crazy.”

Strum’s collaborated with a bunch of big names. WASHINGTON, Wafia, Cry Club, Allday, Holy Holy, and loads more.

He also just recently teamed up with Alex Lahey and Gordi on ‘On My Way’. It’s a theme song for a new kids film on Netflix The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.

On working with Lahey again, Japanese Wallpaper says, “[Alex] is one of my favourite people. She’s so smart, and it’s always nice to hang out and write stuff.”

You can listen to the new single down below.

Japanese Wallpaper just announced a special Melbourne show too. He’ll be headlining the forum alongside artists like Allday, George Alice, Washington and Airling. With support performances from Gretta Ray, MAY-A and Audition Tape.

Mallrat, Alex Lahey and Denim will DJ the event.

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