Singaporean singer-songwriter Joel Tan — better known as Gentle Bones — releases his self-titled debut album today, and we got to ask him all about it. For an album that’s been eight years in the making, it’s a pretty ambitious one. It’s got everything, from themes of heartbreak to an upbeat dance track with Jasmine Sokko, and even elements of reggaeton. Hear more about the process from the man himself!
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That’s Coconuts: Bali parking attendant ordered to do push-ups for wearing shell as mask | Thousands of Thai students vow to ditch school to oppose virtual learning | Love is in the air: Helicopter with ‘marry me’ banner flies across Victoria Harbor | 6 y.o. girl rescued after her family tried to gouge out her eye in cannibalistic black magic ritual | Designer goes into meltdown after magnetic hijab idea swiped by ‘big brand’ | Suspicious ‘fashion accessories’ shipment turns out to be almost 5kg of shark teeth | Infamous Singapore anti-mask ‘MBS Lady’ jailed 16 weeks | Myanmar’s shadow government declares war on junta
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