Hear65 Music Reviews: CHEWY, yams, Jonny Ong, and Karthick Kannan

Hear65 Music Reviews: CHEWY, yams, Jonny Ong, and Karthick Kannan

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:

Wide Awake - CHEWY, bong  

Eunice Pew, 99/100: Chewy is on the roll! From strawberry kisses... fresh eyes to Wide awake! Her music really has this ability to allow her listeners escape away from reality. With a tinge of bittersweet, dreamy time signature and the voice overs like the old movies we watch. I really appreciate how all songs are in line with the same theme of escapism. Looking forward to more songs from this local talent :)

day/dreams & tears - yams


Scott Chua, 100/100: When is a single not a single? Good things come in twos? Daydreams/tears? I dream I dream I dream I dream? My TEARS ARE MADE OF GOLD

Isolation - Jonny Ong

Marie Loki, 95/100: I first heard Jonny's music at a gig in London. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and his music reminded me of the psychedelic sounds of my youth. I was surprised by the young artist, and each song I've heard he weaves together so many influences and sounds yet each song is different.  I love this song. The intro is so sweet and mysterious then the bass drops, Jonny's voice kicks in and it's a tour de force. The richness of sound is like a feast, full and satisfying. As I listen I'm transported to a wintry beach with stormy skies full of drama. I always look forward to hearing new music from Jonny.

Ek Chota Heart - Karthick Kannan, Beyond Waveforms

Renarebecca, 95/100: Interesting tweak on the lyrics with the different languages! Definitely added more colour to the music. Overall great vibe and a feel good music to listen. Great music @Karthick Kannan & @Beyond Waveforms :)

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