Local singer Charlie Lim lines up new album Check-Hook and December concert

Check-Hook is home-grown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim's first album in three years, following his critically acclaimed double EP, Time/Space. PHOTO: UNIVERSAL MUSIC SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Hot off the release of his new album Check-Hook on Oct 12, homegrown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim has also announced a concert on Dec 7 at The Star Theatre.

This is both the 29-year-old's first album and headline concert in three years, following his critically acclaimed double EP, Time/Space.

Named after a boxing technique involving sidestepping an oncoming opponent and catching him with a hook, Check-Hook is his attempt to come to terms "with his artistic and personal pursuits", according to a release from his label, Universal Music Singapore.

Instead of the stripped-down neo-soul of Time/Space, the new album takes on electronic production and a host of guest vocalists, including Weish from electronic duo .gif and up-and-coming rappers Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba.

For his December concert, Lim will be joined by the guest vocalists and the likes of singer-songwriter Vanessa Fernandez and Eugenia Yip from Riot !n Magenta on backing vocals.

Fans can expect to hear the new tracks as well as re-worked versions of his earlier songs.

Tickets priced at $58, $68 and $88 are now available via Sistic for Frank by OCBC credit or debit card customers, who have priority access to purchase tickets until 11.59pm on Oct 14. Public sales begin on Oct 15.

The concert will be filmed, recorded and released next year as part of a live album.

Earlier this year, Lim won praise for his update of the much-loved 1987 National Day song, We Are Singapore.

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