Watch: Inch Chua's 'Mousedeer' music video
Last year Inch, real name Inch Chua, packed her bags and left the mainland to settle down at Pulau Ubin for four months to seek solitude and gather inspiration. The outcome? Her latest album, Letters to Ubin. ‘Mousedeer’, the record’s first single – inspired by an encounter with the titular creature – is a dreamy track that lays Inch’s soothing pipes over field recordings from the jungle. So it’s only natural that the music video for the tune is an ode to the islet and its wonders. Taking charge behind the lens is Sandra Riley Tang of The Sam Willows, whose direction takes a page out of Pinterest mood boards and Tumblr blogs, with twee-some footage of Pulau Ubin bathed in soft golden hues. Set within the scenic nooks of the island, the clip follows Inch as she wades through tall grass, scale a mountain, lounge in a kampong house, and, of course, dance around a campfire. Cut to the end: night falls and we see a wide-eyed Inch scampering through a forested area, flashing a torch at her surroundings. A representation of the phrase like a deer – or in this case a mousedeer – caught in the headlights? Perhaps. Read our guide to Pulau Ubin to explore the places featured in the music video. ‘Letters to Ubin’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
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Gentle Bones drops second EP, 'Geniuses and Thieves'
When Joel Tan of Gentle Bones dropped his self-titled debut EP in 2014, praises were sung for the 22-year-old. Now, two years later and with a steadily growing fan base as well as two sold-out concerts at the Esplanade, Tan is back with a second record to top it all off. But in Geniuses and Thieves, he’s no longer singing the same tune. His sophomore effort, which soared to the top of the local iTunes chart an hour after it was released last Friday (June 3), departs from Gentle Bones' regular folk-pop material – instead, it settles for thumping beats and alternative R&B-influenced sounds. Besides Tan's own croons, the five-track EP also features the handiwork of violinist Josh Wei, producer Flightsch, and up-and-coming homegrown singer-songwriter Linying, who lends her soothing but crisp vocals to ‘Liar’. Tan has also just released a music video for the track ‘Run Tell Daddy’, the first single off this EP. Check it out below. ‘Geniuses and Thieves’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Gentle Bones is at Esplanade Concert Hall on Jun 10 & Jun 11.
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