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:
what are we? - Soul Dot, Akeem Jahat, Marian Carmel
Jay J, 100/100: I like the melancholic vibe the song brings especially from the female singer, these two singers really complement each other. I would definitely want to hear more duets from Akheem and Marian.
《会真遇见》- June Lim HZ
James Yeow, 100/100:《会真遇见》describes the longing of someone you once loved, while reminiscing sweet innocent times. It is perhaps, a story many of us can relate to, when we revisit our youth. I love the live strings and balance of instruments used in the arrangement, which is the work of local singer-songwriter-producer Lin Si Tong. June Lim HZ's crystal clear voice fits the soothing feel of the song. As the singer, who is also the lyricist of this song, she is able to express the lyrics with authenticity. Complete with the catchy Mandopop ballad melody written by Chee Yew Chung, this song will make a great Karaoke hit that heals the heart.
You're No Good - HALAN
Ted Moss, 100/100: HALAN has released her 3rd dance pop single this year and she never fails to disappoint. This one is a complete banger with 80's vibes and a retro disco sound that keeps you at the edge of your seat bouncing away. The attitude of the vocals in this song are killer and memorable, and the bridge absolutely slams and came as a surprise. As an artist who only released her first song a year ago (and all produced, written and sung by her) I'm blown away and I'm just stoked to hear more from her!