Hear65 Music Reviews: Amanda Germaine Lee, RINES, D'prpht, and Joshua Chew

Hear65 Music Reviews: Amanda Germaine Lee, RINES, D'prpht, and Joshua Chew

Since the beginning, we’ve been reviewing music on Hear65 every week, and now we'd like to break away from this tradition and pass the baton over to you - the listeners of Singapore’s music. If you've ever been itching to share your thoughts about a new track release, or simply want to introduce good earworms to more listeners, then read on. 

For the uninitiated, the Hear65 website has a Review Function to help visitors discover and gain greater insight into the music in Singapore. Good music should always be shared, and we are inviting contributions from friends and fans of our homegrown artists.

Every two weeks, the Hear65 team will select a few reviews to publish in a Review Round Up article. Just check out the latest releases and submit your review for a chance to be featured. 

Here’s what readers have to say this week:

Never Get Over You - Amanda Germaine Lee

Yohannis, 100/100: I honestly didn't expect myself to bawl over a song that I've just heard. This song did exactly that. There were two lines that kept repeating themselves in the song which is: "They say time will heal, is it true? Maybe I'll never get over you." These words truly hit close to home as I had recently put my precious cat to sleep and I feel the exact same way about my loss. This song is a great form of catharsis for people who have experienced grief and loss.

Amanda's voice is also calming and genuine, making her the perfect medium for this song. The melodies are beautiful and have been cleverly written in a way that made each part of the song a little different, even though the same lyrics were being repeated.

Truly love this single. Thank you for releasing this music and helping people to understand their feelings better when it comes to grief and loss. It is okay to never get over you.

Lullaby - RINES, D'prpht 

Kenny Chia, 98/100: Lullaby, a song with a heartfelt melody and an insane rap verse.

"When the silence gets louder in your head, I'll be there"

no matter where i'll be - Joshua Chew 

Benedict, 88/100: The beats and the overall tone are really soothing. These elements convey a slow and calming feel to the song which I really enjoy. The lyrics set the scene of the song and integrates well with this theme.

However, I feel it is a little flat. I feel that parts of the singing could have areas where it could be more expressive, conveying confidence yet it should integrate well with the soothing feel as described above.

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