Jean Tan 6.55pm MV – “Le Jour” K-Drama

Jean Tan 6.55pm MV

A big thank you to Dingo for editing this 6.55pm MV from the beautiful scenes of “Le Jour” K-drama video. Such great story-telling skills to weave the story of two couples in just a MV video less than 4min.

6.55pm is a song released by Jean Tan in 2012 in her album “Passage”. 6.55pm is the OST for “Le Jour” video.

For those who wants to watch the full “Le Jour” K-drama (just one episode), the video is below.

Find Jean Tan at:

Spotify – http://sptfy.com/2DTG
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jeantanmusic
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jeantanmusic
Twitter – https://twitter.com/jeantanmusic
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/jeantanmusic

Jean Tan & HubbaBubbas Songs in Korean Mini Series “Barefoot Diva” 맨발의디바

Jean Tan & HubbaBubbas Songs in Korean Mini Series "Barefoot Diva" 맨발의디바

SBS Moby-Dick

It is August and it's Singapore National Day Month! We are proud to announce that Jean Tan and HubbaBubbas' songs will be played in the latest upcoming K-Drama mini series "Barefoot Diva 맨발의디바"! Two songs from the Korea & Singapore collaboration album "Sweet & Salty Date", Waiting for Love (Jean Tan) and Infinite Hand Hug Loop (HubbaBubbas), will be played in the mini series. The third Singaporean song is Jean Tan's "Everything I Love", which is only available digitally in Korean Music Stores. There's a lot more motivation to catch this new K-Drama, beaming with national pride in addition to the cute Korean cast and romantic story line!

Barefoot Diva
Behind the scenes photos of "Barefoot Diva"

More About "Barefoot Diva"

The SBS Moby Dick mini love series "Barefoot Diva" (playwright Baek Eun Jin, director Yong Kwon Kim) is scheduled to be released in August. The protagonist, Kim Sang Kyun (Jun Kyung) who is from JBJ, has shown interest in acting for the first time since the suspension of JBJ activities.

'Barefoot Diva' is a fantasy music romance that goes beyond time about the dream of the twenty year old youths, Han Ji-Sun (Kenta Bun) and Jun Kyung (Kim Sang Kyun). The "Barefoot Diva" is presented in a mini love series format with TV drama feel.

SBS 2 trilogy mini-romance series 'Barefoot Diva' will be broadcast on August 11 at 0:15:12 - 0:25 and will be broadcasted through POOQ at 1 pm on October 10.

Jean Tan on Generation Grit

Jean Tan Generation Grit Screenshot

More than 100,000 views for Jean Tan on Generation Grit in less than 2 weeks! Below is the the video and a special shout out to Tam Mei and Samuel for producing, filming and editing.

We are stoked by the favour that The Straits Times have given to Jean in telling her story and the responses received. Jean is very encouraged by the love and concern from netizens who took time to write to her. We too, while reading the comments and private messages, are touched by the love.

Jean Tan on Generation Grit Comments

“A friend once shared with me that suffering is often the gap between what you expect and what is reality. And when we can’t come to terms with that gap, we throw ourselves into bewilderment or depression. So for myself, learning to accept reality for what it is, learning to accept that there are limitations to myself at this point of time. But also not stopping there, because if I just lower all my expectations and I stay at that point, I’m never gonna get better. So it’s kinda holding the two in balance.” (3:00-3:25)

Jean has been an inspiration to us in SOOS OIO in more ways than one. While holding a full-time job, she seeks excellence in her music and craft. This persevering meekness is a force that pushes her and us to take a step at a time, regardless how slow or hard. We hope to spread Jean’s story to those who need encouragement especially when life throws us a curve ball. Stay tuned for more of Jean’s updates by following her social media @jeantanmusic.

You can read the full article at http://str.sg/oTTG. Note: You will need a premium account with The Straits Times to read it.

“HIDEAWAY” Chill Out and Muse Jean Tan’s EP Release this Friday 27 October

Hideaway EP Cover Art

“HIDEAWAY” Chill Out and Muse Jean Tan’s EP Release this Friday 27 October

27 October, 2017 – Following the releases of ‘Crowns’ and more recently, ‘Walls,’ Singapore singer-songwriter Jean Tan’s EP, Hideaway, will be fully released on 27 October, 2017 on all major digital streaming platforms via Umami Records.

To mark the launch of Hideaway, Jean will livestream a performance on Facebook from a secret location on Saturday 28 October 2017 at 8.30pm. Opening the event will be sets from talented singer-songwriters JAWN and Stacy Tan. Fans can catch the Facebook Live via Jean’s page and https://www.twitch.tv/soosoio from 8.30pm onwards on 28 October.

Hideaway reconciles spiritualist themes of mortality and renewal against a electronic-acoustic soundscape that belies the album’s lyrics. For Jean, Hideaway was written as a salve during a time of struggle and convalescence from illness. Recounting the journey, Jean notes –

I was diagnosed with kidney disease at 24, which catalysed a subsequent loss of things over the next 5-6 years in the areas of work, relationships, and lifestyle. I lost the ability to do the things I love, like make music and travel; at times, even walking, eating, and speaking was difficult, leading to long periods of social isolation.

In that secret place, away from the world – I met my raw, barenaked self, stripped away from the things I valued and which defined me at that point.  I came face to face with who I really was, and let erupt the storm of emotions and questions I’d bottled inside for a long time.

Listeners have already experienced ‘Crowns’ (which quickly surpassed 100,000 streaming plays within the first couple months of release) and ‘Walls’ (produced by Cascine artist et aliae and featured former-The Steve McQueens saxophonist Fabian Lim). Three new songs in the album complete the circle. ‘Dandelion’ (also produced by et aliae) is about pressing on and being radiant even in the harshest conditions; ‘Blooms’ pens an honest conversation between the writer and God, confronting disappointment and finding fragile hope in the beginnings of spring; ‘Hide Away’, the title track, is about finding significance in the process – being in one’s own secret place, in the winter of the soul, to heal.

Track list:

  1. Crowns
  2. Walls
  3. Hide Away
  4. Dandelion
  5. Blooms

Links to album: http://hyperurl.co/hideaway

Jean Tan Hideaway Live Stream

Live Stream Links:
https://facebook.com/jeantanmusic/
https://www.twitch.tv/soosoio

About Jean Tan:

Jean is a singer-songwriter who writes with influences from folk, indie, and jazz. She has performed at Singapore’s National Stadium and Gardens by the Bay for the 28th SEA Games, having written ‘Colours’ for the Games (2015). Her song ‘Waiting for Love’ is also on the Korean-Singaporean collaboration album “DanZZan Date 단짠 데이트” (2017), featuring acts like HubbaBubbas, Dawn of the Day, and G-Urban. Jean has opened for Michael W. Smith (2013) and performed at events like the Zandari Music Festival 2017 (Seoul), Singapore Night Festival 2016, Riverside Flow 2016, and Starker Music Festival 2016.

A poet and word-smith, Jean often weaves her life challenges into her songs and uses her music for social good. She has had to undergo multiple operations and illness in life, and has performed and shared her story at schools, teenage homes, art spaces, and at events by organisations such as Halogen Foundation, World Vision, Relief Singapore, and Architects of Life. Many have been inspired by her life.

Find Jean Tan on Social Media:
Site: http://www.jeantanmusic.net/
FB: https://facebook.com/jeantanmusic/
TW: https://twitter.com/jeantanmusic
IG: https://instagram.com/jeantanmusic
YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/jeantanmusic

About Umami Records:

Umami Records is a Singapore-based label founded in 2013 by Kevin Foo, Aaron Wong, and Josh Quah. Much like the “5th taste” reputation of its namesake, the label strongly believes in discovering new, interesting sounds that run underground and away from mainstream tastes. The label’s small release roster thus far has included works from Linying (Spotify Spotlight 2016), The Steve McQueens, Evanturetime (Spotify Ones To Watch 2017), CampFire, Phoria (UK), Oriental Cravings (AUS), and more.

Umami Records Site
Umami Records Facebook
Umami Records Instagram
Umami Records Twitter

Have a DanZZan Date 단짠 데이트

DanZZan Album Cover Mirror

Bringing together Singapore and Korea Indie Artistes

Three Singapore indie artistes and five Korean indie artistes performed at SHINE Fest the first weekend of July. HubbaBubbas (SG) and G-Urban (KR) rocked the stage with Uptown Funk, while Becka (SG) and WABLE (KR) serenaded the audience with That’s What I Like at the ION Stage on 30 Jun 2017 evening. On 1 July 2017, each of the eight artistes did set of 15-20min performance of their originals at *SCAPE Bandstand 5-8pm, including a few collaboration covers.

Six out of eight singles are released Internationally (except Korea) on 29 June 2017.

Listen to the released singles of 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date (Sweet & Salty Date) on Spotify -  http://spoti.fi/2trtEnC

Korea Single Release Dates of 8 featured artistes:  

  • Jul 12 - BECKA & WABLE
  • Jul 26 - HubbaBubbas & G-URBAN
  • Aug 9 - Jean Tan & Pureunhaneul Kwak
  • Aug 23 - Dawn of The Day with Jennifer Chung (guest artist from US)
  • Sep 13 - Gonne Choi with full album launch

Keep a look out for announcement about the Singapore artistes heading to Korea to perform late Sep/early Oct!

 

 

 

Photos at SHINE Fest 2017

Videos at SHINE Fest 30 Jun 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Coming to SHINE Fest

단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Album Cover
단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Album Cover

After last year’s sessions of Magic Behind the Music under songwriters.sg, we have been quietly putting together a Singapore-Korea collaboration album, 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date, consisting of eight indie singer-songwriters from both countries. 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date means Sweet and Salty Date in Korean. Each of the 8 singer-songwriters wrote a song on the theme of food and love, expressed in their own unique interpretaion and style. We are delighted to update you that the album is almost ready to launch!

단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date is an initiative by SOOS OIO in Singapore with Leeway Music & Media Inc in Korea. The objective of the album is to bring indie artistes of Singapore and Korea together for an exchange and to help them increase their reach in both country through collective promotion. As a sophomore album of this collaboration, listeners can expect a light pop listening experience through the unique indie style and personalities of the eight artistes.

After a few months of selection in Singapore and Korea, we have our eight artistes – three from Singapore and five from Korea. Each of the artiste has a unique music style and personality. We love the process of different artistes coming together in a project like this. Do check out the artistes featured in this album. Follow their social media and keep a look out for the release of their songs in 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date.


WABLE (Korea)


G-Urban (Korea)


Dawn of the Day (Korea)


Pureunhaneul Kwak (Korea)


Gonne Choi (Korea)


BECKA (Singapore)

HBBBS Climbing SquareHubbaBubbas (Singapore)


Jean Tan (Singapore)

Find us at SHINE Festival 2017:

1. 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Performance at ION Stage

The artistes of 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date will put up an hour performance at SHINE’s main stage in front of ION Orchard with a mixture of solos and also joint performances between the artistes from Singapore and Korea. Let the artistes of 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date kick start your Friday evening at SHINE Fest with their music.

Date: 30 Jun 2017 (Fri)
Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm
Venue: Stage outside ION Orchard

2. THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MUSIC – 단짠 데이트 DANZZAN DATE

Magic Behind the Music is back this year! Come and join the artistes of this album in a casual chit-chat session about the music and also the indie music scene of both Singapore and Korea. Together with Jake Lee from Leeway Music & Media Inc, the artistes managers, Pauline Phoon of SOOS OIO, and the artistes in the album, it will be an exchange of music culture between Singapore and Korea.

Date: 1 July 2017 (Sat)
Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm
Venue*SCAPE – MEDIA HUB (Level 5)
2 Orchard Link Singapore, 237978 
Free Admission but registration is required due to seats limitation.
Register at: https://www.shinexscapetdp.com/new/2017/6/12/magic-behind-the-music-danzzan-date

3. 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Artistes Solo Performances

If you want to hear more from 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date artistes, head to *SCAPE this Saturday evening for a solid 3-hours line up. Grab yourself some snacks and drinks and hang out with your Singapore emerging talents and also indie artistes from Korea.

Date: 1 Jul 2017 (Sat)
Time: 5.00pm-8.00pm
Venue: *SCAPE Bandstand
2 Orchard Link Singapore, 237978
Free admission

5.00pm – 5.15pm Gonne Choi
5.20pm – 5.35pm BECKA
5.40pm – 5.55pm Dawn of the Day
6.00pm – 6.15pm WABLE
6.20pm – 6.35pm G-Urban
6.40pm – 6.55pm HubbaBubbas
7.00pm – 7.15pm Pureunhaneul Kwak
7.20pm – 7.35pm Jean Tan
7.40pm – 8.00pm DanzZan Artists Collaboration

4. 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date Booth

While you are busking in the festivities of SHINE Fest, drop by 단짠 데이트 DanZZan Date booth in front of Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel (333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867) to browse & purchase albums of the artistes and find out more information about them. Keep a look out for announcement of Meet & Greet time slots at the booth with the artistes too.

A special shout out and thanks to National Youth Council and SHINE Fest for your support in this project. Appreciate all the hard work and literal sweat that each one of you put in. <3 <3 <3

For updates, follow songwriters.sg Facebook Page.