Hear65 Music Reviews: Planeswalker, Joie Tan, and kotoji

Hear65 Music Reviews: Planeswalker, Joie Tan, and kotoji

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:


Entity - Planeswalker

Siti Nurherdiyanti, 100/100: An album built on synthetic aesthetics but is uniquely organic. Completely alien but as it unravels, it's undeniably human. If you put in headphones and focus really deeply on every layer of the music, it's unbelievably intricate and rewarding. Planewalker's music is a microcosm of sound and beauty that deserves a special nod.


Joie (Acoustic) - Joie Tan

teacup, 100/100: Been a huge fan of Joie for a few years now and I’ve never thought that I needed an acoustic version of this album. “Right Her Right Now”- is my personal favourite from the album, and this version hits differently! My perfect album for a Saturday morning vibe!!


Please Don't Do It - kotoji

Mei Zi Tan, 100/100: One of my favourite things about kotoji is how each of her releases are distinctly different and yet they still manage to tie in with each other so seamlessly. The lyrics for "Please Don't Do It" build up on the musical narrative she introduced in her prequel era and it makes me so excited for where she's going to take listeners for her full-length album. Sonically, it was great to see her taking her vocals to new places on this track and that epic climax at the 1:40 mark never fails to hit me right in the gut. "Please Don't Do It" serves up the best of what I've come to know as kotoji's unique music style and I'm super excited to hear her future releases ^_^