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:
DEON, Shohey Uemura - Fix (acoustic)
Jude Lee, 90/100: "DEON's strong melody-writing shines through on the track. Sung in both English (DEON) and Japanese (Shohey), this arrangement beautifully melds the two distinct vocals, bringing a gentler dimension to the tune."
KEAT, ZIONN - Selfish Love
Joshua Chan, 91/100: "KEAT's newest single centres around the themes of emotional liberation from toxic relationships and celebratory self-love. The slickly produced, high-energy track is an infectious embodiment of the pure, unadulterated joy of loving oneself, the perfect perk-me-up on those days where you just feel down and out!"
MAXIMILIAN - violet / aisle
Kai Ling Thoo, 100/100: "An easy-to-listen and great song that tugs on your heartstrings as you listen to the lyrics! really relaxing, adding it to my everyday playlist as per their other releases. they are definitely an artist duo to look out for!"
In Space - Inside Out
Isabel Sarika, 100/100: "Inside Out by In Space is a great addition to his whole discography! The song automatically takes you to another time period where you can be in your own world and just escape from everything."
Leeray - Warm Up
Anthea Goh, 95/100: "really an all rounded artiste in my opinion for someone who has just started out on the local scene not long ago. loved the song right from the start, something worth giving a listen to!"
Deliciious, L. Dejuan - Minimum Wage
Charles Fredrick, 100/100: "Deliicious just keeps getting better with every song that he puts out. Minimum Wage is an interesting albeit unexpected collaboration with an artist from the States. While L. Dejuan might have had the stronger verse between the two, Deliciious's hook remains the highlight of the song with an earworm lingering long after the track's ended."
Charles ENERO - mid90s
Farhan Sharfie, 100/100: Perfect soundtrack for every 90s kid. ENERO’s lyrical dexterity is on full display as he weaves through cultural references of that era over a chilled out beat. You’ll be swept away by the waves of nostalgia permeating the track as you reminisce about days gone by.
Jjdroy, Axel Brizzy - Greatest
Valerie Yuam, 90/100: "The latest team effort by Singaporean Hip-Hop artists JJDROY and Axel Brizzy, 'Greatest' channels both their inner Jimmy Smiths in a powerful declaration of strength. The pair comes in with their guns ablaze – they've both been put through various challenges to get to where they are today, and even though they may not be where they have envisioned yet, they know that they are capable of reaching the summit and beyond."