After more than a year of having not put out anything, the time has finally come once again to drop a teaser before 『Downtown Insomnia』 is released within Q1 of 2019!
Earlier in August, I recorded a demo in the likes of the New Jack Swing style with two captivating singers of the Music and Drama Company of So Drama! Entertainment by the name of Saleha Jubir (Rae) and Ariessa Koh.
Little did I know at first how well their voices would blend in the final mix... If one ever heard either of the singers in person, it immediately becomes evident how the both share very distinctive styles. Nonetheless, the differences in their vocal timbre had turned out pretty helpful when it came down to gluing all the lead and background vox parts together. It was literally the perfect marriage between contrasting textures that is rarely achievable in most conventional arrangements.
During the process, I've had the privilege of receiving the expertise of acclaimed singer-songwriter Dominic Chin, also from the MDC for putting together the rap portion of the track and photography work for marketing collateral. What a multi-faceted artiste, and I can really never thank him enough for the amount of work he has put into this one release!
Last but not least, I can't wait to mention how grateful I am towards Gabby Gabbana who pulled out all the stops to ensure that we looked our best during the shoot!