Gentle Bones (Joel Tan)
Joel Tan who goes by the moniker of Gentle Bones is a local singer who has performed at major music festivals such as The Noise Festival in 2011, The Mosaic Music Festival in 2012 and the SEA Games Launch in 2014.
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The Next Big Thing
I met Joel a couple of weeks ago and what struck me was how humble he is. He's a really chill person and really friendly as well. Oh, and did I mention how good he is live? SO GOOD.
His first single, Until We Die, got stuck in my head for one whole day. It's super catchy and easy on the ear, I honestly can't wait to hear the rest of his EP. Until We Die was number 1 on the local iTunes chart for 3 days straight which is a huge feat for a local singer. He's proving to everyone that you can make it big as an artist in Singapore and I'm sure he'll go on to be a huge success in future.
Even the music video for Until We Die is so indie and hipster, I love it!
Amazing Young Budding artist
So tell me what you want to do in this lifetime until you die? And yes, that is the first single of local musical talent, Joel Tan (that goes by his musician name Gentlebones). With such an amazing acoustic single that managed to make it to the iTunes chart and stay number 1 for a few days, that is already considered to be a feat for someone from Singapore.
And who says Singaporeans can't make it big in the music scene? Although Joel has explicitly expressed his doubts about pursuing music as a career, I feel that he has the potential to be someone respected in the music scene. As a young budding artist, I find that his song and music video explore and test the waters of artistic boundaries. The music video not only appeals to the minimalistic aspect of visual pleasure through simplicity and bright lighting, it also engages the cognitive and the emotional with the puzzling and mind-boggling scenes that Joel goes through.
Haven't watched the music video yet? Then I guess it's time that you did!