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'Dawn To Dusk' Music Playlist #4 - Gentle Bones

What tunes inspire the solo Singaporean singer-songwriter for the day?

BY Derrick Tan | Apr 11, 2018 | Music

This week for our 'Dawn to Dusk' music playlist, we spoke to singer-songwriter Joel Tan. Who's that? We know him by his moniker, Gentle Bones, instead. The soulful crooner churns out smooth R&B vibes on his records, but the songs that get him grooving for the day may surprise you. (Hint: It involves swag)



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Tan recently dropped a joint studio album, B4NGER PROJECT, with his buddy, MYRNE (Manfred Lim). As the first local artist to be signed on with major record label Universal Music Singapore, Tan was hailed by BBC as Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran. The star has risen and continues to shine brightly for this talented young musician. For more nuggets on how the B4NGER PROJECT started, read our interview with Gentle Bones and MYRNE.


"I used to listen to 'Gracious' when while walking to school every morning. I listen to loads of new-age hip-hop stuff now."

1. Gracious — Ben Howard 
2. 7OVE YOU — Gentle Bones & MYRNE
3. Only Love — Ben Howard 


"I do discover underground rappers online. Lil Skies is cool. And 'Tadow' mashes both jazz and dance music."

4. Tadow — Masego & FKJ 
5. Nowadays (feat. Landon Cube) — Lil Skies
6. NBAYOUNGBOAT — Lil Yachty & YoungBoy Never Broke Again 


"Straight up Migos for me. I'm a huge fan. 'Stir-fry' is catchy. His music is revolutionary. 'Narcos' is a fire song."

7. Stir Fry — Migos 
8. Narcos — Migos
9. Walk It Talk It — Migos & Drake

B4NGER PROJECT is out now on iTunes and is available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

Wait, there's more. Gentle Bones and MYRNE will perform at a launch show later this month to celebrate the release of B4NGER PROJECT. Linying will make a special guest appearance, and MYRNE will close the night with a DJ set. 

THE BANGER PROJECT SHOW will be held on April 27 at The Pavilion at Far East Square. Tickets are available for purchase now, starting at SGD35. Psst, early bird tickets are available from now to April 4, 11:59 pm or while stocks last.