Hear65 Music Reviews: Cayenne, HELLO MEC, Soph Retief, and more

Hear65 Music Reviews: Cayenne, HELLO MEC, Soph Retief, and more

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 6-8 reviews every two weeks 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:

Sugar Rush - Cayenne

Kyle, 100/100: Cayenne has crafted a brand new identity from her sound in Sobs, channelling her vocals into an intense and energising hyperpop track that is 'Sugar Rush'. The transition will take you by surprise - rounding it up to 100/100 for me.

Perfect Girl - HELLO MEC

Ellen Tan, 100/100: OMG!! Perfect Girl is such a BOP!! The tune is soo catchy and the lyrics are so relatable IRL!! The chorus and melody was refreshing and I could not get over with the amazing cover art! Definitely a 10/10!

Hate How You Love Me - Soph Retief

Scars - Jean Seizure

JY, 99/100: Great for a quiet night in, 'Scars' is perfect for anyone who needs to hear something comforting, or is in the process of healing.

The Island of Alsocanla - Imp Act

LQ, 100/100: A refreshing departure from their previous release 'Another Life', Imp Act's new track 'The Island of Alsocanla' dives straight into heavy lush guitars and snappy drums that cuts right through the mix to attain your immediate attention. You know you're in for a journey. The treatment of tones, textures, and movement across the prog rock track puts the listener on a standstill, awaiting for new harmonies to surface. The emergence of the piano line calms you down and suddenly you're transported into the dawn of day, before scurrying back into the hustle again. Without any pronounced melody line, the listener is almost required to imagine a protagonist within the track. I imagined someone doing parkour, or being on a convertible car ride through mountains #alsocanla.

Opalescent - NYH

Alvin Lee, 100/100: Insane track! All of Singapore should get to hear this played on air! 10000/100

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