Commuters can look forward to hearing even more local music while making their way around Singapore this month.
On Tuesday (14 November), Hear65, a collaborative media movement from Bandwagon and the National Arts Council (NAC), rolled out a refreshed playlist as part of its I Play SG Music campaign.
Part of a larger collaboration between the NAC and transport operator SMRT to bring music and the arts to public spaces, I Play SG Music plays made-in-Singapore music at 125 MRT and LRT stations and bus interchanges across the island.
The updated I Play SG Music playlist features 49 tracks from over 50 artists, spread across three themed sub-playlists — Morning, Afternoon, and Evening.
Aside from offering tunes taken from across a variety of genres, including pop, R&B, rock, hip-hop, and electronic, the playlist also comes with a mix of English and bilingual songs. Falling under the latter group are Shelby Wang's Mandarin and English track 'Bubble Eye', Shabir Sulthan's Tanglish number 'VinnMin', Syaz Smooth's Malay and English tune 'Lari', and more.
Also included as part of the refresh are The Orchard-distributed tracks by acts such as Tengy, Haven, Woes, Daniel Sid, Believe Digital-distributed numbers from LAYYI, Vivien Yap, and The Royal Estate, as well as releases from Shye, The Great Spy Experiment, Josh Makazo, lullaboy, Forests, and Haneri.
Other highlights of the update are Singapore Kindness Movement, Wheelsmith, and KEYANA's 'B-Greater', which seeks to encourage Singaporeans to be kinder to each other, and SG Enable's 'Our Story', which is described as a celebration of inclusiveness.
This month, commuters can also soak in the festive mood by listening to I Play SG Music's special Deepavali playlist. A showcase of rising and established names from the local Indian music scene, such as Shabir Sulthan, Yung Raja, Draco Raj, and SJY, the playlist will play at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station until 17 November.
Stream the updated I Play SG Music sub-playlists here: