Capturing city sounds

Singer-songwriter Glen Wee released his solo debut album, Sounds In The City, in January, which runs the gamut from earthy, folk-pop to old-school funk to R&B.

Says the 26-year-old: "I believe my role on this earth is to entertain people, make them smile and try to understand the world around me and put it in a little box of sounds."

Here are five things about Wee:

1.

When he took part in reality singing competition The Final 1 in 2013, the show's judges, which included home-grown Mandopop star Kit Chan, praised him for his unique, soulful voice. He ended up fourth on the television show.

2.

A Temasek Polytechnic graduate, he is working towards a music degree in Melbourne's Australian Institute of Music and plans to make music around the world in the future. "That's my dream - to write an album in different parts of the world and continue to meet different musicians. I think that's like the best life I can think of for myself."

Sounds In The City, the solo debut album of Glen Wee (above), was released in January.
Sounds In The City, the solo debut album of Glen Wee (above), was released in January. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

3.

A talented footballer, he played for Singapore Premier League club Home United's under-18 team as a teenager.

4.

He is a member of Stillsunrise, an indie band that released their debut EP, Colours In Black, in 2015.

The band, which also comprise Wee's fellow The Final 1 competitor Yuresh Balakrishnan, areworking on a new album.

5.

He is one of the home-grown music acts performing at the Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, taking place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from Sept 20 to 22.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Capturing city sounds'. Print Edition | Subscribe