I think Spotify knows me more than myself just because this week’s edition of “Discover Weekly” is totally on point that it’s been on repeat mode non-stop. I’m in total need of a motivation to (TRY!!) accomplish a few of the to-do list that I have set out for myself. Here I go…
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
An added bonus of her trying out various guitars…
On repeat mode:
So here was my first installment of introducing Two Popetorn and he’s now back with his second album called “Music From Another Room” and in it is a song titled “Something Special” which has a tag that goes like “The best thing you can put on your face is smile”; how beautiful is this statement which I totally agree with, indeed the best accessory someone can have is his/her smile.
This is an album filled with songs for that lazy afternoon while you sit on the edge of the world and see it fly pass and here you are enjoying life as it is. With his previous songs that has a more romantic feel, this album on the other hand seems to have matured in the arrangements (even though I have yet to breakdown into individual songs/lyrics) but it still leaves me feeling all fluffy inside! Coming from the record label company LOVEiS, I definitely hear traces of Boyd Kosiyabong (Founder) who is known for his grooves in this album. Unknowinly, you’ll find yourself moving to the beats to his songs which I couldn’t be any happier to get my hands on!
You can check out Music From Another Room on iTunes for a preview and do let me know if there is any particular song that you like from his album, would love to hear what you think?
แค่เป็นเธอ (Khae Pen Ther)
เพื่อนกันทุกที (Peuan Gun Took Tee) feat. Buddha Bless | Translation
พูดทำไม (Poot Tummai) | Translation
[Credits: Album image from Qobuz.com]
You can always count on Ok Go for the quirkiest and fun videos and this time is taking optical illusion unto another level! Other than the fact that it’s an awesome video (which I do not deny that fact), I actually love how they gave credit to each and every individual who has worked on the video; a good amount of airtime! Behind every successful production lies a team of people who has put in tones of effort to make it work!
Go on and thank someone today who has always been behind the scene and not getting any due credit.
Other than, enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
– I’d really love to let you hear how the song goes, but it has been taken down from Soundcloud. I’d say, enjoy the lyrics then and anticipate for his album release –
I only tell the truth because I love you
But all my words kept pushing you away
Remember the time when all the terms was simple
Holding out the doubt for better days
You can never know if you’ve tried your best
When you think you’ve still got time
So I stretched my sorrow across the cracks
To see if we’d intertwine
Every night I’m terrified of losing
A war we never won
And life keeps spinning
Like a broken record
But I won’t catch you if you let go
I’ll pick apart the things you let fold
If that’s what you want I guess we’ll move on
I only tell the truth because I miss you
But there you stood so many worlds away
We’d scale the walls just before they crumble
Put it on the line just to reel it in
You were tempted by the devil’s flesh
I was jealous as a God
So omniscient yet helpless
In a life out on your own
And while you sparkled in a different scene
I tunnelled through the hours
Replaying the past
Just like a broken record
A recent conversation between a friend went something like “How come we don’t get songs written about us!??” Lyrics, they make or break! But something like this is so heart wrenching, I can almost feel the pain and I must mention that my favourite line in this song has got to be “So I stretched my sorrow across the cracks, To see if we’d intertwine”… I’d leave things hanging right here, just because I don’t know how I should wrap up this post, off to think about life.
Disclaimer: This isn’t the official name, till then, I’d keep it as Aeroplane as how Charlie Lim introduced this song during the Mosaic Fest gig and please do check out the lyrics; so beautiful!!