If you find yourself head-bobbing or toe-tapping to the tunes of our local songs, then make sure to tune in to ‘Hear65 Sing Along SG’, a reimagined digital karaoke concert experience over the next four Saturdays, with the first lineup this Saturday, 23 May at 7.30pm.
For the record, we are not talking about NDP songs (we do that every year, don’t we?), nor the chart-topping Chinese Pop hits by Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin that we’ve learned it by hard. We are proud of our homegrown talents who have made a mark overseas, but let’s not forget the indie and up-and-coming musicians and singers who make up our talent pool as well.
Hear65 is a one-stop portal that features more than 1,800 songs and 350 Singapore artists, as well as articles and video highlighting music made by Singapore talent. This initiative, launched in April, aims to get fans to be more familiar with Singapore music that spans different languages, genres and decades.
Visitors to the microsite will be able to access works by local musicians and artists on it. The mobile-enabled site will also allow users to filter the listings by year of release and genre, which will include pop, rock and folk and English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil songs.
From 23 May to 13 June, Hear65 Sing Along SG will feature four artists each week where they will be singing their original songs with the lyrics flashed on screen so that viewers at home can easily follow along in the comfort of their bedroom.
Hosted by Munah Bagharib, the first 3-hour karaoke session features The Pinholes, Tabitha Nauser, THELIONCITYBOY and RRILEY. It will be streamed live on Hear65’s Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as Bandwagon's Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you are able to show your support and donate to the artists and musicians, you may do so via Hear65’s Twitch page.
Who are some of your favourite local singers? Chat with us via our Facebook and Instagram pages!