When do you know you've made it in life? In Singapore, the hallmarks of recognition include — but are not restricted to — having an orchid named after you (the Obamas have it) and a Madame Tussauds statue (ditto) flaunting your best self. Mandopop singer Stefanie Sun has all that, plus 12 albums to her name — an even bigger measure of her success.
She's about to top that with her new five-track EP, Rainbow Bot, that will drop on Apple Music on 19 August. Apple Music's first collaboration of its kind with a Singaporean musician, the music-streaming platform has also premiered an exclusive short film today to pair with the release of the first single off her EP, also titled Rainbow Bot.
Shot at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the short film's a great way to take a mental vacation. Barefoot and breezily-dressed, Sun is pictured inviting us in her sun-drenched reverie of childhood in all its glory: Its innocence, its possibilities and its freedom. Armed with a rainbow umbrella, the artist shares the creative process behind her single Rainbow Bot — hence the umbrella — and its underlying message to let children be children. Even if you don't understand Mandarin, the single's feel-good vibe will still draw you in.
Check out Stefanie Sun's new single, Rainbow Bot on Apple Music. For last week's #WomanCrushWednesday, click here.