Start Your Weekend Right with Friday’s Musical Gems

Prepare to immerse yourself in a diverse range of genres as these artists drop their latest tracks and albums. Whether you’re craving Shazza’s soulful melodies, Dru’s infectious beats, or Selena Gomez’s signature sound, this edition of “New Music Friday” promises an exciting journey through their newest creations.

Slower Life with Dru Chen and WOVENSOUND

Fresh R&B/Pop single titled “Gather Round” marks a collaboration between Singaporean musicians Dru Chen and Wovensound, along with rapper ihasamic! The track exudes an energetic and rhythmic pop anthem that centers around unity.

The essence of the song lies in uniting individuals and fostering a sense of togetherness through the potent medium of music. Infused with an infectious rhythm and heartfelt vocals, “Gather Round” is guaranteed to engage listeners, prompting them to dance along. Wovensound and Dru Chen have combined their talents to forge a distinctive musical style, blending elements of R&B and pop into a novel and dynamic composition that will resonate with admirers of both genres. The lyrics of “Gather Round” underscore the significance of bonds and community, underlining music’s role in uniting people. Whether one is grooving in a nightclub or enjoying the song at home, it’s certain that this tune will elevate moods and elicit smiles.

Build a Home by Shazza

Shazza, the talented singer-songwriter from Singapore, is determined to make 2023 a remarkable year in her life. Her shining moment arrived when she graced a billboard in New York City’s bustling Times Square, being featured as part of Spotify’s EQUAL campaign.

This initiative aims to spotlight women in the music industry and promote gender equality within it. At just 22 years old, Shazza, who embraces the hijabi identity, has been causing ripples in the music world. Her association with the music label Cross Ratio Entertainment adds to her reputation as one of Singapore’s most anticipated young artists.

Catch her performance at Esplanade next Saturday, 2 September 2023 at 7.30pm.

Single Soon by Selena Gomez

“Single Soon” is a lively and infectious pop track by American singer-songwriter Selena Gomez, that captures the joy in independence, creating an empowering anthem for anyone who is unapologetically enjoying their own company. The song presents a catchy and upbeat vibe that resonates with listeners. With its playful lyrics and energetic melody, “Single Soon” captures a sense of optimism and empowerment.

The accompanying music video, directed by Philip Andelman, complements the song’s lively nature. The video’s visual storytelling brings the lyrics to life, capturing the essence of fun and carefree moments. The global broadcast premiere of the video on MTV Live, MTVU, and other MTV channels, as well as on the iconic Paramount Times Square billboards, adds to the excitement surrounding the release.


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