Sezairi parts ways with Sony Music Entertainment, announces future as an independent artist

Sezairi parts ways with Sony Music Entertainment, announces future as an independent artist

Sezairi's decade-long journey with Sony Music Entertainment has come to an end.

The Singaporean singer-songwriter announced his departure from the label through an Instagram post on 28 March.

"It’s been a wild journey filled with lessons and memories that I hold dearly. Thank you to everyone whom I’ve worked with past and present to help me build what I thought could only exist in my head," he reflected.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by SEZAIRI (@sezairi)



He also shared that he will be moving forward as an independent artist. 

Sezairi's first push to stardom began after winning the third season of the local singing competition, Singapore Idol, in 2009. Following his win, he released his debut album titled 'Take Two' in 2010. 

His journey with Sony Music Entertainment started in 2014. Within two years with his new label, he released his first self-titled album. Subsequently, he released his EP, Undertones featuring his singles 'In Secret', 'She Moves' and renowned hits 'Mirage' and 'It's You.' 

In 2021, Sezairi was featured in the National Day Parade theme song, ''The Road Ahead.' Singing alongside homegrown artists such as Linying, Shye, and Shabir, he sang of the difficulties that were endured by Singaporeans during the pandemic.  

In 2022, Sezairi reached a significant milestone when 'It's You' reached 100 million streams on Spotify. The single was certified as a six-time digitally-streamed platinum record in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and gold in Taiwan.

Following this, Sezairi released his second album titled Violets Aren't Blue in 2022 and shortly after, released his third album Self Soothing in 2023.

In the same year as the release of his third album, Sezairi performed at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, which also featured acts such as Laufey and Cory Wong

"I'm at that point now where it's just really flowing with the waves and, you know, everything is kind of falling into place and the music's sounding really good. It sounds exactly how I imagined the feelings would be and to me as a creative, that's all I can ask for really. To be in this moment right now is very special," Sezairi said in an interview with Hear65 last year.

Stream Self Soothing here: