Local troubadour Charlie Lim has had a pretty amazing year. Let us count the ways.
- Toured extensively around the world, playing in places such as Tokyo for Summer Sonic festival, Penang for Georgetown Festival, Brisbane for Bigsound Festival, Manila for a showcase, and more.
- Co-produced, wrote and sang this year’s National Day theme — a modern and legitimately good update of an old classic, which was very well-received and not at all a cheesy, hackneyed NDP standard. Played the song at the Marina Bay Floating Platform in front of 25,000 spectators and helluva lot more TV viewers.
- Became a meme.
- Released his new record Check-Hook, an all-killer-no-filler album packed with velvety-smooth electronica/R&B tunes. The album topped the iTunes chart here.
- Made the cover of Esquire, prominently featured in an August Man issue.
- Put out two excellent music videos, one of which was a self-aware, meme-loving parody of his typically somber image.
The cherry on top of the candy-coated year culminates this Friday when Lim rounds up his musical posse The Mothership once again for a big blowout of a concert at The Star Theatre — the biggest show he’s ever done.
Aside from the formidable talents who’ll be performing tunes from Check-hook and new takes on old classics alongside Lim, the concert will feature electronica duo .gif as the opening act, backing vocals from soul queens Vanessa Fernandez and Eugenia Yip, and cameos by Weish, Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba for their respective track appearances.
In other words, it’ll be one heck of a celebration of local music to end 2018 in symphonic style. Ticket deets on the Sistic site.