Japanese Wallpaper releases empowered track, ‘Fooling Around’

Melbourne’s Japanese Wallpaper is back with new track ‘Fooling Around’, a song that the artist says isn’t actually about fooling around and more about “figuring out how to accept your feelings and stand up for yourself”. It’s an elaborate electro-pop (and a little bit alternative sounding if you ask us) song that oozes self-assurance and is a guaranteed feel good listen for anyone lucky enough to hit play. Good vibes, man.

Since winning the triple j Unearthed High competition back in 2014 with his track ‘Breathe In’ featuring Wafia, the 21-year-old artist also known as Gab Strum has produced music for artists including Mallrat, Holy Holy, Wafia, Eilish Gilligan, swim good now, Bec Sandridge and Allday. His self-titled debut EP featured artists Airling, Pepa Knight, Wafia and Jesse Davidson and copped remixes from Yumi Zouma, UV boi, Elkkle and Anatole to name a few. Strum has clearly been a very busy guy over the past few years, and to any fan it would be clear that ‘Fooling Around’ marks the start of a new chapter in the Japanese Wallpaper story. Although the song consists of several sonic elements that are trademark to the producer’s production style, lyrics and lack of feature attributions enforce Strum’s ownership over his own work.

Speaking of listening to ‘Fooling Around’, the release of the single has also come with news of Japanese Wallpaper’s Fooling Around Tour, a little East Coast adventure set to occur in mid-December to celebrate the track’s release. This could be the perfect opportunity for fans to catch a taste of the rumoured new music from the artist, set to be formally released next year… Fingers crossed!

JAPANESE WALLPAPER HEADLINE TOUR

December 13th | The Foundry, Brisbane- Tickets

December 14th | The Lair, Sydney- Tickets

December 16th | Howler, Melbourne- Tickets

Words by Clare Neal.

Image: Giulia Giannini McGauran.

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