As a follow up to her recently-released 5-track EP, ‘Blooms’, Singaporean singer-songwriter Jean Tan will be releasing a remix of her spellbinding single, ‘Oak Cherry Wine’. Produced by Singaporean music producer, Feng Lee, the remix is a collaboration with Korean YouTube artiste 양중은 Yang Jung Eun and is available on all music platforms today on 29 January 2021.
Written in her distinctive, bluesy vein, ‘Oak Cherry Wine’ is a love song interwoven with Jean’s personal experiences. It tells the story of Jean’s personal struggles with kidney disease, and of the man who stood by her in the celebratory and difficult moments alike. Like all truly good romance stories, the song’s lyrics has a bittersweet tinge, and is all the better for it – a love that is tried and true.
Marrying Jean’s lyrical sensitivity with 양중은Yang Jung Eun’s dulcet vocals, this refreshing take stays true to its original composition. The remix is elevated by a new arrangement – a lo-fi beat, the jazz-hop push and pull, the syncopated neo-soul electric piano – becoming more than just the sum of its parts. “It was a surreal experience working across borders while the world was on lockdown for much of 2020. The collab took off really well because June Eun is such an amazing and friendly guy! I guess we were just trying to make the best out of a crazy year”, says Jean Tan on working together with 양중은Yang Jung Eun.
Listen to the single on all major music platforms through this link: https://ampl.ink/GkNaO
Jean Tan will also be releasing an accompanying music video of the newly remixed version on 14 Feb 2021, made available on her YouTube channel. Directed by Stockholm-based Singaporean film director, Mandy Tay, the video features a pair of lovers dancing through the quotidian scenes of Stockholm city.
Traditional meets contemporary, and ballet meets street dance, as the couple whirl around each other in a dream state, swirling like a glass of (oak cherry) wine.
Below are the amazing talents who put their creative talent into the song and MV.
About Jean Tan
Jean is a singer-songwriter based in Singapore. Her music is a blend of folk, pop, and vocal jazz.
Jean has performed at Singapore’s National Stadium and Gardens by the Bay for the Southeast Asian Games 2015, as well as events like the Singapore Night Festival, Esplanade’s All Things New, Come Together, and Foreword festivals, Riverside Flow, and Zandari Festa in Seoul, Korea. Her song ‘Crowns’ was used as the opening theme song for the Singaporean television series ‘BRA’, while other originals ‘6.55pm’ and ‘Waiting for Love’ have also been featured in the Korean drama mini-series ‘Barefoot Diva’ and ‘Le Jour’. Her recent ‘Blooms’ EP was released in Nov 2020, produced by Singaporean R&B artiste and producer Dru Chen.
Jean often weaves her life challenges into her songs and uses her music for social good. She has performed at schools, teenage homes, community spaces, and for organisations such as Halogen Foundation, World Vision, Relief Singapore, Operation Smile, and Architects of Life.
About 양중은Yang Jung Eun
June 양중은 (Yang Jung Eun) is a singer-songwriter and YouTube artiste based in Seoul, South Korea. June is known for his versatile and soulful voice, displayed through the range of pop, soul, indie, and jazz covers on his YouTube channel. He was cast on Season 3 of ‘I Can See Your Voice S3’ of Korean broadcast TV ‘Mnet’, where his impressive rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ garnered more than 20m views online. Apart from spending his time on music, June also works as an advertisement and marketing director. He also quite likes his beer.
About Feng Lee
Feng Lee is a music producer and guitarist from Singapore. A graduate and scholarship recipient from the esteemed Berklee College of Music, he was handpicked by American Idol judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter, Kara DioGuardi to be a music producer in her Hitmaking course. While in college, Lee also had the opportunity to co-write with one half of the legendary Hall & Oates, John Oates.
Currently based in Singapore, he has performed with and produced for local acts Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, Charlie Lim, BECKA, bittymacbeth, and The Apex Project. Lee’s recent collaborations include arranging and producing the theme song for Mediacorp’s latest Channel 8 Drama Friends From Afar and arranging the music for UnionPay International’s latest brand video featuring Sing! China vocalist Joanna Dong.
About Mandy Tay
Besides being an internationally exhibited fine art photographer, Mandy Tay also produces commercials (for clients ranging from Ikea to Spotify) and videos dusted by wanderlust. A highly independent creator who treats her Sony camera as an extension of her eye, her strength lies in emotive storytelling and connecting with people, which shines through her stories of travel, life or love, sometimes all in one.
Since her return from Hong Kong and Dubai, she is on a quest to expand the hearts of everyone she meets, one video at a time. Follow her technicolour dreams on Instagram @taymandy. For more, please visit www.mandytay.com