ONE OK ROCK’S SONG ‘STAND(S) OUT [FIT IN]’ for being too perfect

Perhaps there is no perfect song. But there is a song that conveys the perfect message. Yeah, and the latter is not ONE OK ROCK’s latest release – Stand Out Fit In. Because that  -song from their 2019 album, Eye of the Storm – That’s actually a perfect song. The former is wrong; Stand Out Fit…

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Disco Hue: RIGHT ON TOP of the music game

RIGHT ON TOP features a pleasurable eclectic wash of shimmer, pop-funk and an intensely fun build-up. With lyrics that make one’s heart soar with the boldness of it all – like “All my love was meant for you” and “Our love’s no secret”, us listeners are treated to a glorious, rich display of love that…

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Where was Charlie?: Pulling together a Winning Sum

Charlie Lim (@wherewascharlie) and Jasper Tan (@vilecorpses) have been two people that I admired for a long time. And I was having a long (re: shitty as hell) day, thinking that I’d end up living life as a zero-sum game. I’ve listened to Charlie Lim before – he’s a fixture on my Spotify ‘favourites’, ‘quiet’,…

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THE WAY THIS GOES IS [PERSONAL]

Like she’s trying to sweep remnants of sharp-as-glass pain under a thick carpet.

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TAKE ME TO MARS by pop!SUGAR

pop!SUGAR signs off their email with Yours SUGARly. Has there been a more perfect band-brand dynamic? pop!SUGAR had reached out to me prior to the release of their debut single, “Taste the Rainbow”, which charted on the Spotify playlists of New Music Friday Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam. The trio’s first…

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YOUTH 2030

IT IS SO IMPORTANT and BEAUTIFUL to use your influence for good, especially when you are in a position that enables the words you speak to be heard by numerous people, who typically follow the theories or ideas you bring up in your speech. My name is Athena Tan, and I am a young person…

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The Last One Standing

Home  I went. I paid the bill.

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MENTAL STORMS

What exactly is a ‘mental storm’? This question surfaced in my mind three hours ago when I was listening to MENTAL STORMS from the ENFJ album (LEW, 2018). Everything about this song was magical and perfect – from the strumming, to the vocals and the poignant chords matched with poetic lyrics. The term ‘mental storms’…

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CRAZY RICH ASIANS | WHY AM I YELLOW?

I am not rich, nor crazy, but I am Asian. Kevin Kwan needs to complete NS. 

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