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Locked Out Of Heaven performed at the Berklee Singer’s showcase

Allen Stone - Contact High

debut of a new song at a local radio station. experimenting with new material is one of my favoritest things (:


Treat yourself to an early Christmas present, and check out Cilla Chan’s Christmas EP! I had the pleasure of recording a track with her too, give it a listen (:

(Source: Spotify)

I haven’t done this in awhile huh. I’m a horrible blogger, do forgive that, but I’m gonna try make up for it with this quick summary of the last couple months. A summer-y. Get it? Ah. Great start.

- on set, Next to Normal

It’s been an eye-opening summer. One of learning, rekindling, and growth.

For any of you who have followed my happenings over the last few months, you know it’s mostly been performing and random private events, rehearsing and performing for the musical (Next To Normal), and promoting the EP. It’s the usual slog, performing, promoting, performing, promoting etc.

But there was something different about it this time round.

Over the course of these performances, I would meet people, amazing people, who would have taken the time and effort to come out to watch a theatre show, or buy an EP, or catch a quick acoustic set…and I realized just how lucky I am. And how happy I am. Hard work, preparation, taking risks, its all part of the process. But to know that somewhere, out there, are a group of people who would come down to support that process, appreciate it, and be a part of it. It means the world to me as a performer and musician.

A common view on local arts here in Singapore, is that it isn’t worth pursuing. And I have to admit, its very easy to slip into that viewpoint. But if the last few months have taught me anything, it’s that if you put in enough time and effort into something (and it could take 9 years), results will show. And they will be amazing.

- the wonderful team behind Next to Normal

I leave back to Boston today to continue with my studies, but I’m glad to say I am going back in with a rekindled passion. Ready as ever to create more, and share it with all of you.

Thank you for being with me. Thank you for showing support and love. Most of all, thank you for catching me each time I take a leap.

- some of the wonderful people I’ve met the past few weeks

I wish you all the love in the world, and that you will have the same love you’ve given me, and so much more, in whatever you do.

you guys are the best,
Nathan Hartono