Charlie Lim is no stranger to the Singapore music scene (at least that’s what I’d like to think of) as he represents the next generation of musicians who has been making waves in all arenas. It’s more than pure joy to have heard him live numerous times but one that left me in awe was last year’s Mosaic Festival held at Esplanade. It was quite a change from his usual melodramatic tunes which often gets associated with emo – signs of growth!
Having first introduced to Charlie’s songs by a dear friend of mine when she mentioned that the sound engineer who was working on his EP is a personal friend of hers (whom I eventually got to know) had shared the good stuff with her. I remembered clearly that she insisted that I have to check out his songs – “confirm no regrets” and I did. The rest is history…
An entire playlist is definitely more are than a glimpse into who/what he gathers his influences from and I’d like to call it a a musician’s version of “What’s in my Bag”? – something very personal yet inviting. Well it is especially better if it comes with not one but two preview tracks on an upcoming new album called Time/Space that has everyone (me included!) excited and looking forward to it.
Retaining the depth of his song writing, rawness of each song and presenting it in a polished (haven’t found a better way of describing it yet). It is quite a growth from his previous EP album which I am totally looking forward to. With the two preview of his songs, two different genres yet both equally captivating, but if I were to choose just one, it would have to be Choices.
House of Riots presents A Tripple Bill: Charlie Lim, iNCH, The Great Spy Experiment
Sat, 6 June 2015
Esplanade Concert Hall