Every week, Buro. selects the best new music of the week so you don't have to deal with the white noise.
Flags by inch, ShiGGa Shay
Inch Chua is no stranger to the indie music scene in Singapore. She's been making waves since 2007 with her band Allura. Back with her latest single, Flags, she teams up with local rap juggernaut ShiGGa Shay to create an art-pop tune that documents her journey existing in a world that is seemingly falling apart. On working together with ShiGGa Shay, she writes, “He is like a younger brother to me, and we have collaborated on a number of occasions. However, this is the first time he's jumping on a track of mine, and it feels nice to be able to share this with him.” A tune packed with ambient sounds and Inch's soaring vocals, backed by the lyrical delivery of ShiGGA Shay makes this track a must-listen.
Room at the Table by Charlie Lim
Another Singaporean indie heavyweight, Charlie Lim has been entralling audiences all over the world with his sentimental lyricism and soothing tenor. He is back again to swoon us all with his latest single Room at the Table. Exactly what we would expect from Charlie, this ballad is a slow, emotional and soothing tribute to Singapore. Born out of the prelude he wrote for his rendition of We are Singapore back in 2018, fans have been urging him to make it a full track — of which we are very happy that he complied. Putting the cherry on the cake for our golden boy, all the proceeds for this year from the song will go towards Transient Workers Count Too, a non-profit organization in Singapore dedicated to assisting migrant workers, and ItsRainingRaincoats, a local initiative that helps the community.
Open Mic\\Aquarius III by Logic
Grammy winning hip-hop superstar shocked the world with his annoucement of his retirement from the music scene to take up his new role as a father for his recently born son. However, he was sure to go out with a bang — No Pressure, the Maryland native's sixth and final album, dropped on 24 July, and has been entralling fans worldwide with his trademark flow and strong lyricism. An outspoken musician when it came to social issues and politics, Logic takes time on his last salvo to blend his activism and to look back on his accoladed music career. He dons his iconic red jumpsuit for one last time, strutting down the streets of America delivery line after line, coupled with a piano sample and a choral harmony to boot. It's time to say goodbye to a hip-hop legend — and hopefully it'll just be a hiatus.
Nobody's Love by Maroon 5
Fronted by pop superstar, Adam Levine, Maroon 5 are no strangers to the pop music scene ever since their inception twenty years ago. They've released their first single for 2020, following the release of single Memories which they've dropped last fall — the lead single for their forthcoming seventh studio album. Nobody's Love is a catchy pop tune that catches Levine contemplating his feelings for someone. Sporting a full beard and bald head combo, Levine shows his vulnerability in a music video directed by David Dobkin, director responsible for their hits Sugar, Girls Like You, and Memories.
Patience by Chris Cornell
The world lost a true talent back in May 2017. Chris Cornell, ex-frontman for legendary grunge and rock band Soundgarden, took his own life three years ago. On what would have been Cornell's 56th birthday, his estate has released this previously unheard cover of the Guns N' Roses ballad, Patience.While teaching his daughter Toni how to play the 1988 classic, he decided to record the song on his own as a tribute to Guns N' Roses' reunion announcement. Think of it as a stripped down version that highlights his soaring vocals and fingerplucking acoustic guitar. Bringing back bittersweet memories and many emotions, this cover is sure to remind the world of his love and his legacy. Rest in peace, Chris.