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 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:
Stay up till I sleep - jaye
shwin, 90/100: Multi-instrumentalist Jaye dropped his new single ‘Stay up till i sleep’ last week. The song is a ballad that speaks about his struggles with insomnia and the impact it has had on his wife. ‘I love it when you stay up till I sleep, I hate it when you stay up till I sleep’
A soft accompaniment under Jaye’s smooth voice draws you in immediately and his lyrics paint a picture that is outlined by the hooks in his melodies. Jaye has never shied away from showing his emotions in his work and the music video for ‘Stay up till I sleep’ truly embellishes the song as he takes you into his world. To top it off, you’ll get to see him strutting some moves in the video too.
Stay up till I sleep is a complete vibe, one that could certainly be up there with the likes of Travis Scott and Future. Don’t take my word for it, check it out, see what you think.
Tell Me - YAN
Bënjamin Wing Ooi Jq, 92/100: Not your usual idea of a teenager’s expression of the confusion of adulting, trying to understand one’s own emotions, and the need for a space to breathe amidst the daily grinds of life. YAN brings to life what looks like heavy-hearted and emotion-filled lyrics and engages directly with the heart what youths truly feel these days about adulting and trying to figure themselves out. 100% relatable whether you’re a 19 trying to figure yourself out, or a 29 who’s frustrated with what life throws at you!
Levels - Nic Soze
Matthew, 99/100: Sending a clear message to SGs hip-hop community, Nic Soze shows on this track he is indeed on another "level". Adding this to your workout playlist will definitely elevate it to another "level".
Don't Hurt Me - Syed Azfaien
Adam Abdullah, 100/100: A mellow yet catchy R&B vibe throughout the track. being his first single, I’m curious to hear more diverse tracks from the artist. The message of the song is straightforward but still very assuring for someone who’s going through a heartbreak.