These new music releases by musicians in Singapore are off the charts.
We’re pleased to report that more local artists are killin’ it with fresh new music releases. This February, we’ve got some absolute treats. Unsurprisingly, the month of love has brought inspiration for many love songs, both happy and sad. So whether you’ve got butterflies in your stomach as you anticipate your next date, or find yourself alone after a breakup, there’s something for everyone. Put on your headphones and blast these hot new music releases from artists in Singapore.
New music releases in Singapore: February edition
New single: Fall by DcRye
DcRye (aka Raihan Rosli) plays both producer and songwriter of this particular single. “Fall” was intended to be a song about the feeling of love you have for your best friend. However, after Raihan’s reconnection with his muse for this track, the lyrics and message transformed into a story of falling in and out of love. He tells us the conversation with her was the final step he took to letting go and moving forward. Going off his own experiences with losing someone, Raihan’s lyrics are sorrowful but accepting. A message that it’s sometimes better to open yourself up to new opportunities.
New single: Van Gogh by Lullaboy
If you’re not shy about digging deep into your feelings, Lullaboy’s got a new single out that is #relatable. Unrequited love takes centre stage in the ballad “Van Gogh” as it paints a picture of wooing a disinterested love interest to no avail. With more than 10 revisions over two years, we’d say that this is a song Lullaboy can be proud of. The music video is quite a sight to behold as well. The first half starts off black and white before bursting with splashes of colour that complete the scene. And if we can get technical for a second, the cinematography and colour in the video truly make everything look like a painting.
New single: Hatin’ on Ok by Jean Tan
Still reeling from the worldwide effects of Covid? Jean is, too. In fact, she was inspired by it. Her new song “Hatin’ on Ok” addresses the disappointments after a tumultuous time: dealing with fading hopes and aspirations, and figuring out how to gather new strength to face problems. We’re taken from painfully trying times to the mundanity of life. Despite the subject matter, you’ll find yourself grooving to the catchy and lighthearted melody. We hear she’s looking to release an EP really soon, and we’re already excited about it!
New EP: Tulpa by GoneMune
Fans of dark alternate pop, rejoice. We’ve found a local artist you gotta keep an eye out for. Having recently debuted, Mune (pronounced Moon – how adorable is that!) is ready to share more of their work with the world. “Tulpa” is their first foray into an EP, going the experimental route with shoegaze and dark alternate pop. Themes include matters of self-discovery, gender identity, and family dynamics. If you’re lucky enough, be sure to catch Mune performing live. The combination of music and dance creates a form of storytelling that Mune deeply cherishes.
New single: Utopia Reimagined: These Corners by Coming Up Roses
An alternative-rock band using orchestral music for inspiration? Now, that’s cool. Taking inspiration from the 47-minute choral symphony, Utopia, Coming Up Roses releases this commissioned single as an exploration of what utopia means. What starts off as a gentle, lullaby-like song crescendos into rock melodies that juxtapose the beginning. It shifts the mood and creates a whole new atmosphere. Although we’ll bid this band a sad farewell as they dive headfirst into their exciting journey in the UK, we wish them only good things for this new chapter.
New single: Masuk by Fariz Jabba
Steering away from the typical “machismo” that overwhelms hip-hop music, Fabriz Jabba makes a statement with his latest single, “Masuk”. Fariz explains this is his way of “pushing the boundaries of what the music industry expects from Malay artists”. When you first listen to the track, you might not hear what’s different. As you go through the lyrics, you’ll find Fariz boasting about a woman he’s deeply in love with. So much so that he’s willing to show the most vulnerable parts of himself to the world. Instead of bravado, he showcases seduction in the form of subservience. This song marks the beginning of his upcoming album, which we’re eagerly waiting for.
We’re stoked to witness a sea of local talent releasing fresh new music releases in Singapore! Have an upcoming music release or think your favourite artist is worthy of a shoutout? Holla at us at [email protected].
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