Up-andcoming band Fond of Rudy focus on the complex mix of feeling totally content yet confused at the same time in their new single Singapore.

Singapore is the fresh new single from the indie-pop quartet Fond of Rudy. They hail from London and Brighton and have had an exciting couple of years as their success has been growing, especially with a recent feature on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 show ‘BBC Introducing Mixtape’. Lead singer Matt Ahwal penned Singapore during a trip to the island a few years back, and still remembers wandering through the brand new city with a friend and feeling both content and confused at the same time, and maybe this is why Singapore feels so fresh and exciting.

Singapore opens on a cool synth pop beat before it heads straight into a chorus that celebrates the island and its novelty. They lyrics contain such gems as “there’s not a moment I don’t want to spend with you, and this same zeal is reflected in its up-beat melody and overall high-energy. The lyrics are also peppered with the remnants of Ahwal’s confusion as well, such as in lines like “my mind can’t help but start to wonder what could have been”, and “now what are you thinking?”, the last one in particular being a big question that we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in our lives. Ahwal’s voice is relaxing, and I particularly love the rhythmic beat of the drums in the background that keep up the energy of the song. It’s easy to listen to, and the collection of instruments make you feel like you are exploring a completely new place.

Any fans of Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, or Fickle Friends would definitely do well to check out Fond of Rudy, especially with the release of their previous singles The Line and To Be Mine as well. They’re well worth the listen, and I’m confident we’ll be hearing a lot more of what they’ve got to give in the coming months.

4/5 Bytes.

Celia Moon.


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