Through a retro lens comes the new bouncing dream pop single and video from Melbourne artist Japanese Wallpaper (Gab Strum). "Imaginary Friends" features multiple faces, stories, and settings to narrate the track.
Symbolism of the 1990's juxtaposed with virtual reality headsets fills the visual experience. Thrown together are Tamagotchis and old-fashioned camera frames. It comes in tandem with colourful backdrops and the notable pop sound known to Japanese Wallpaper. The creative bar is set high, and I expected no less. Behind him runs a long list of past producing and remixing gigs with names such as Charli XCX, Death Cab For Cutie, and Mallrat. He is gearing up to release a full length album, mixed in collaboration with Grammy winning Ben Allen. It's safe to say we can anticipate many more ingenious releases from Japanese Wallpaper.