In celebration of Singapore’s 50th year, record label S2S has released State of Rock, a compilation of music from 30 local artistes in partnership with audio maker Klipsch.
It’s a sunny afternoon – a perfect weather to enjoy the soulful voice that is Joel Tan aka Gentle Bones. Produced and mixed by the acclaimed producer Roland Lim, this self-titled debut EP consists of 5 songs filled with sincere messages written in a unique blend of folk, pop and rock.
The band is split in half – each camp on either side of the causeway. The members all hold full-time jobs, only moonlighting as rock musicians after they knock off.
The genres pop and rock is very much alive in this world, especially on this island we call “home”. Why not mesh them together into a single piece of flawless art? Of course, there always is a risk of the synergy not quite working.
With narrative lyrics, immaculate musical layering, and influences from the best of the classic rock bands, it’s hard to believe that the masterminds behind the EP, “Days That Never Fade”, have a median age of 16.