Melbourne-based artist Gab Strum has been making music since the tender and turbulent age of 13. While most teens struggle with the rage and angst building up inside of them, Strum silenced the chaos with ambient electronic medleys that have found their way to major motion picture soundtracks. As Japanese Wallpaper, he is able to connect with people on a more intimate level with music that doesn't necessarily get you out of your head so much as it temporarily takes your mind elsewhere.
Today, we are premiering the official music video for his latest single, "Cocoon." The Hamish Mitchell-directed visual contains a montage of serene outdoor scenes. It's all very lush thanks to overlays of the minimal surroundings, cropped on top of each other. You'll really come to appreciate the beauty in the ordinary.
"'Cocoon' explores the hazy convergence of two almost-aligning perspectives," says Strum. "We wanted the juxtaposition of different frames within the constantly shifting aspect ratio of the clip to reflect the subtleties of that kind of situation."
Japanese Wallpaper already released his debut, self-titled EP. More music is on the way, but for now, you can let your mind escape within the video, below.