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.
Jean Tan & HubbaBubbas Songs in Korean Mini Series "Barefoot Diva" 맨발의디바
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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 Saturday28 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 fromillness. 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.
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.
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.
We have been back in Singapore for almost 2 weeks and we are still having Seoul hangover. Yes, KBBQ anytime!
A huge thank you to Zandari Festa for the special Singapore and Korea Collab Stage. We were pleasantly surprised to see the Zandari banners on lamp posts all over Hongdae area with special mention of DanZZan stage performance. Appreciate all the kindness that has been extended to us.
The night before our Zandari performance, we had a hang out session in our Hongdae airbnb house. So glad that Campfire and Foundation Music dropped by. You have to check out SGCampfire music! It was a great time over Korean fried chicken and beer, and of course ended by making music together. So surreal to be doing this with a whole bunch of awesome Singaporeans in Seoul! Below is the video of the music jam live stream we had. Sweet memories!
HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and BECKA were in Seoul for Zandari Festa. On 30 Oct, we decided to hang out in our airbnb house in Hongdae. So happy to have CampFire and Foundation Music joined us that night. It was a Singapore night in Hongdae! We had Korean fried chicken wings and beer before this and some great chats before settling some music. Loads of laughter. Great memories! :)SOOS OIO songwriters.sg OneClickWonders #danzzandate #hongdae #seoul #hangout #fun
The next day started early at Make Up For Ever Seoul at 8.30am because it was show day! Appreciate all four make up artistes taking time to make sure HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka look their best when they should be home helping their families prepare for Chuseok, an important Korea festival in their calendar.
This is the first time all three Singapore artistes played for a music festival in Korea. Not everything worked out the way we planned it to, but the artistes adjusted and rose up to the occasion. Love how all three artistes enjoyed themselves on stage and off stage. Seeing them shine on stage that Sunday afternoon at Zandari Festa is beyond words!
It has been slightly more than one year since we started putting this album and project together. There were moments when we wonder what will come out of this. Besides performing in Seoul at Zandari Festa, all three Singapore artistes have their albums/EPs launched in Korean music stores, a bonus beyond the track in DanZZan Date. For the Singaporeans to perform in Seoul makes a sweet end to the project. Although operationally this is the end, we choose to see this as a start. A start for many more things to come, in more ways than one. This is definitely not the end of the artistes' music journey, but a milestone. We hope the exposure through this project will launch them out to greater stages and reach.
We must make mention of Leeway Music & Media, who went all the way to make this possible. Not an easy feat and you got the Singaporeans into Korea!
Here's a short video summary of the DanZZan stage in Zandari Festa.
We are still editing the video footages from the artistes performances at Zandari. Will release them once they are ready. Follow us on our social media for updates. Below are a few shoots of the venue at Zandari Festa. For more photos, you can go to our Facebook Album.
First Singapore and Korea Collaboration Featuring HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka at Seoul’s Indie Music Festival – Zandari Festa 2017
HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka will be sharing the stage with Korean artistes — G-Urban, Gonne Choi and Dawn of the Day at Zandari Festa this October. The first time these artistes performed together was at SHINE Fest this year at both the ION Stage and *SCAPE Bandstand with the launch of the Singapore-Korea collaboration album, Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트), DanZZan Date in Korean.
Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트) or DanZZan Date is a project by SOOS OIO (Singapore) and Leeway Music & Media Inc (Korea). The objective of the album is to bring indie artistes of Singapore and Korea together to increase their reach collectively. DanZZan Date means Sweet and Salty Date in Korean. Each of the eight singer-songwriters wrote a song on the theme of food and love, expressed in their own unique interpretation and style. Becka sang about her favourite Singapore food in So Sedap, Jean Tan captures the sweetness and saltiness of Waiting for Love, and we will leave you to unravel HubbaBubbas’ Infinite Hand Hug Loop. As a sophomore album of this collaboration, listeners can expect a light pop listening experience with a blend of unique style and personalities of the eight artistes. This album also features two bonus tracks from two special guests Jennifer Chung (United States) and Joyce Chu (Malaysia).
The EPs of HubbaBubbas and Becka – Amy(gdala) and BECKA, were also launched in Korean music stores this September.