20 Singapore singles to check out

The Sam Willows, comprising (from above left) Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang and Jon Chua, recently released Keep Me Jealous.
The Sam Willows, comprising (from above left) Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang and Jon Chua, recently released Keep Me Jealous.PHOTO: @MELLOWEDHIGH
Falling Feathers' (above) catchy single, Why So Serious, was used, albeit without his permission, on a South Korean reality show.
Falling Feathers' (above) catchy single, Why So Serious, was used, albeit without his permission, on a South Korean reality show.PHOTO: GOH MING WEI

1. Baby Bye Bye - Obedient Wives Club

The indie pop band are back with their first new release in two years, a song from their upcoming EP, Cinematica. The song went to No. 3 on the Spotify Singapore Viral 50 chart.

2. Wings - LEW

Taken off the 2015 Noise Singapore Award recipient's upcoming album Lullacry, which he will launch with a concert at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on July 5.

3. Keep Me Jealous - The Sam Willows

The new single by the pop quartet from their upcoming sophomore album landed on Spotify Viral Charts across the region. Even Michael Bolton is hooked - the veteran American crooner can be seen singing the chorus in a Facebook post.

4. Bulletproof - Tabitha Nauser

 

The debut single by the former radio DJ and Singapore Idol finalist went to the top of the Spotify chart, No. 4 on the iTunes chart in Singapore and peaked at No. 3 on local radio station 987FM's charts.

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5. Why So Serious - Falling Feathers

The song by the 21-year-old newcomer is so catchy that it was used, albeit without his permission, on South Korean reality show Youn's Kitchen.

6. Never Be (Let It Go) - Sam Rui

Taken from the R&B/electronica singer-songwriter's upcoming album, Season 2, this song peaked at the top of Spotify's Singapore Viral 50 chart and is on the Top 10 of the Malaysia Viral 50 chart.

7. Rumours - Ffion

The latest single from the stellar R&B singer's upcoming debut EP, Bad Habits, which she will release on June 22. She will also have an EP launch concert at The Substation on June 23.

8. The Cure - Villes

The title track from the post-hardcore band's recently released album, which topped iTunes' local main chart as well as its rock chart in Indonesia.

9. Get It All (feat Emily Hendrix) - Myrne and Popeska

The latest single by electronic wunderkind Myrne is a collaboration with American electronic artist Popeska and was released by Canadian electronic dance music label Monstercat.

10. Arab St - KoFlow

The new single by KoFlow, who will be Singapore's first hip-hop act to headline a show at the Esplanade Concert Hall on June 30.

11. Light Breaks In - Charlie Lim

The third and final single from the acclaimed singer-songwriter's 2015 album Time/Space.

12. Simple Kind Of Life - Inch Chua

This funky number by singer- songwriter Inch Chua, taken from her 2015 EP and fourth solo release, Letters To Ubin, is given new life thanks to a recently released retro-chic music video.

13. More Than We Know - The Steve McQueens

Taken from the soul/jazz band's debut album, Seamonster, released in 2015, the single recently charted at the top of the Hong Kong iTunes jazz chart.

14. Tidal - CampFire

Like their previous releases, the new single by singer-songwriter Joshua Tan and rapper-producer Nicco Homaili, better known as CampFire, is an ethereal hip-hop-folktronica crossover.

15. White - The Facade

The single, taken from the alternative band's upcoming EP, Vanity, charted on Spotify's Singapore Viral 50. The band will launch the EP at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on June 25.

16. Hive Mind - False Plaintiff

The new single by the hardcore quintet features a hummable, melodic sound hardened with a metallic tinge.

17. Can You Go The Distance (feat N'fa Jones) - Vandemons

Vandemons is the new music project by R&B/electronica singer Vanessa Fernandez and Australian artist Dee Norris and their latest single features African-Australian rapper N'fa Jones.

18. Sar 21 - Of Methodist

The electronic artist sings about a uniquely Singaporean experience as his latest single is named after the rifle issued to national servicemen in the army.

19. Don't Anyhow - Erina Shan

Who knew a local colloquialism like the song title by newcomerShan would be a hit in Cambodia? This song went to No. 1 on Cambodia's iTunes chart and was on Spotify's Singapore Viral 50 chart.

20. I Don't Care (feat Axel) - Evanturetime & Yllis

This collaboration between two of the home-grown scene's most intriguing electronic artists went to No. 19 on Spotify's Japan Viral Chart.

Correction note: In an earlier version of the story, we said that Ffion will release Bad Habits with a concert at The Substation on June 22. This is incorrect. She will release Bad Habits on June 22 and will have an EP launch concert at The Substation on June 23. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2017, with the headline '20 Singapore singles to check out'. Print Edition | Subscribe