Hear65's music video guide (June 2024) — ft. Josh Makazo, Caracal, Syaz Smooth, Shye and more

Hear65's music video guide (June 2024) — ft. Josh Makazo, Caracal, Syaz Smooth, Shye and more

When it comes to music, music videos are important supplements to what we can hear as they stimulate our visual senses in a way that sound cannot.

From creative homemade projects to cinematic works that beg to be seen on a big screen, all forms of music videos are released by Singapore's talented musicians seeking to extend the stories told in their songs every month. In this monthly series, we will be rounding up the latest releases from our sunny island that might fly under the radar. 

Check out Hear65's guide to local music videos for June and contact us at hello@hear65.com to submit your music videos!

Josh Makazo - 'Hours'

Released: 14 June 2024

Directed by Salihin Ramli and produced by Abundant Productions, Josh Makazo stars as the protagonist in the visually stunning sci-fi narrative. The captivating video follows Josh’s character as he risks his life using forbidden technology in an attempt to reconnect with a past lover, seamlessly aligning with the poignant and raw lyricism of ‘Hours’.

Syaz Smooth - 'No Label'

Released: 8 June 2024

If you’ve been yearning for the nostalgic allure synonymous with 90s R&B, this one’s for you. Set against a minimal backdrop, Syaz Smooth takes centre stage in his bomber jacket and black shades, delving into the intricate dynamics of his relationship with his captivating, silky vocals.

Caracal - 'Burn'

Released: 20 June 2024

Simultaneously intense and vulnerable, the music video for Caracal’s latest single zeroes in on the expressive faces of lead singer Rachel Lu and bassist/backing vocalist Trent Davis as they lament on self-doubt and existential anguish. The visceral imagery evoked by director and KittyWu co-founder Errol Tan perfectly distils the theme of ‘Burn’, which was written about the quandary one faces when a “shared journey with a significant other reaches an impasse.” A poignant and powerful introduction to the post-hardcore veterans’ forthcoming album, Effigies.

Bernice Ong - 'Make You Cry'

Released: 23 June 2024

Singer-songwriter Bernice Ong transports us into a seemingly whimsical world as she croons, poses and dances with a varicoloured “Pinata Man”, punctuated by falling balloons and pastel animation. But that playful mood quickly turns toxic as a whirlwind of insecurity and possession takes over in the cute yet capricious music video for ‘Make You Cry’.


Released: 14  June 2024

True to its title, the music video for ‘WONDERFUL DAY’ will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face, especially with Shye at the helm of the director and editor. The bright and feel-good melodies perfectly enhance the eye-catching video featuring vibrant multi-coloured neon lights, distinctive editing elements such as the fish eye lens, and fun props like a cat-sticker-filled book. 

ShiGGa Shay- What You Gon Do

Released: 13 June 2024

Hot off his star-making turn on the newest season of popular reality competition show The Rap of China, our premiere hip-hop export drops a menacing new track that harkens back to the golden era of boom bap. ‘What You Gon Do’ also comes with a retro-futuristic lyric video that depicts the computer-generated silhouette of a figure running across grainy monitors. Perhaps reminiscent of the unstoppable pace that ShiGGa Shay is keeping at the moment.