It’s been a long time coming but finally, a musician has found the chutzpah to cover Phantom Planet’s generation-defining anthem ‘California.’ Popularised by the groundbreaking teen show The O.C., ‘California’ soundtracked the golden era of spaghetti strap singlets and skinny scarves. Now, dream-pop wunderkind Japanese Wallpaper has blessed us with the most luscious rendition of the track imaginable.
As noted by my dear friend, the cover “warbles with an oceanic heft.” It’s a masterclass in tasteful harmonies — we reckon that the marriage between Japanese Wallpaper and Gretta Ray’s voice could well and truly bring world peace.
You can check it out below.
Watch: Japanese Wallpaper cover Phantom Planet ‘California’ for Like A Version
Japwall also cracked off a stunning performance of his track ‘Imaginary Friends’, the lead single off his forthcoming debut full-length record, Glow.
Glow is set to arrive on October 18th. To celebrate the release of the record, he’ll be heading around the country in October and November. Ticket information and dates below.
Watch: Japanese Wallpaper – ‘Imaginary Friends’ for Like A Version
Japanese Wallpaper ‘Glow’ National Tour 2019
Tickets on sale now and available here.
Friday, 25th October
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday, 1st November
Saturday, 2nd November
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Friday, 8th November
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday, 9th November
The Brightside, Brisbane