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 October and contact us at email@example.com to submit your music videos!
Dina Nadzir and Hazrul Nizam - 'Berat Hati'
Released: 20 October 2023
In this moving and emotional piece, Dina Nadzir and Hazrul Nizam let go of past memories with a heavy heart. Although they are relunctant to move on from the dreams that slipped away, they eventually found peace and serenity in their hearts.
AK VALLY - 'Whoolala'
Released: 18 October 2023
As homegrown hip-hop act AK VALLY proves here, sometimes all you need to make an entertaining music video is a smartphone (and of course, some fun editing). In keeping with his new track's theme of unleashing the child within you, the video sees the rapper drop bars as he visits and vibes at heartland locations such as an HDB block and a playground.
Shye - 'NEED'
Released: 15 October 2023
Soundtracked by fuzzy electric guitar sounds and the multi-talented Shye's distorted vocals, this dreamy music video accompanies the homegrown act's track 'NEED'. In it, we see Shye reminisce about old memories from her time as a student while jamming on stage during a high school reunion party.
Reggie Pryor and Mei Sheum - 'Terima Kasih Cinta'
Released: 14 October 2023
Crooner Reggie Pryor and keyboardist Mei Sheum team up for this moving presentation of 'Terima Kasih Cinta', a song dedicated to Indonesian artists Harvey Malaihollo and Andi Rianto. Pryor has described the track as a person's way of showing how grateful he is to those who have supported him in his journey.
Olivia Ong - '光影 (Azure)'
Released: 12 October 2023
Olivia Ong's comeback single, '光影 (Azure)', is one that encourages us to walk the path of hope when we are "caught between light and shadow". In keeping with that theme, its music video shows us how beautiful our lives can become when we let ourselves hope through its use of warm colours and white costumes and props.
d0my and Jeyes - '3:07'
Released: 8 October 2023
Long-distance relationships can be really tough, and d0my and Jeyes capture the feelings of longing and uncertainty that come with being in one in this live performance video for '3:07'.
Music & Drama Company - 'Out Of The Shadows'
Released: 6 October 2023
Created to celebrate the Music & Drama Company's 50th anniversary, 'Out of the Shadows' features soaring vocal performances from singers Gail Belmonte and Jeyes. An anthem of hope, the release is paired with a music video that features an uplifting interpretive dance display by Krisna Balakrishnan and Chaopeng Chan.
SKM ft. Wheelsmith and KEYANA - 'B-Greater'
Released: 3 October 2023
Amidst the busyness and stress that come with life in the Little Red Dot, we should not forget to be kind to the people around us. This is the message that rapper Wheelsmith, R&B singer KEYANA, and Dr. William Wan want to spread in Singapore Kindness Movement's 'B-Greater'. So the next time a neighbour does something that annoys you, don't react immediately. Instead, take a step back and remember that "kindness is other-centredness".