SHYE SHARES DREAMY BOP “can’t you see”

Bingkai Karya – Singer-songwriter and producer Shye has released her first single of 2024 – “can’t you see”, a song about an attempted love confession, when words don’t come easy and don’t seem to be enough. Shye shares, “For my first single of 2024, I wanted to release something light-hearted. I was feeling a little nostalgic about the dream-pop wave back in 2018 and 2019. That inspired me to make this song, influenced by artists like boy pablo, Clairo, Dayglow and Rex Orange County.” On the direction of this song, she continues, “my ‘9LIVES’ EP, released last October, went down a more distorted alternative rock route. It was almost the polar opposite of the kind of music that I made when I was first releasing music – dream-pop, a genre that I always somehow make my way back to. The light synth bells were a sound I used in my debut EP ‘Augus7ine’.

A constant work in progress, Shye is growing her craft one release at a time. Stay tuned for more music from Shye in the coming months. 

Shye is an independent singer-songwriter and music producer from Singapore. A DIY artist who oversees the whole process of writing, recording and production from home, Shye is also the mixing and mastering engineer responsible for all her music. Her music is inspired by a mixture of dreamy and electronic pop, 2000s pop-punk, as well as 80s British rock bands. A self-taught artist, Shye began her music journey at the age of 16 when she entered a music competition for fun and emerged unexpectedly as the winner, with music from her debut EP ‘Augus7ine‘ in 2018. Shye followed up with her 14-track debut album ‘days to morning glory‘ in 2020. In the following year, Shye released her second EP ‘hello TRINITY‘ followed by ‘idk it’s complicated‘ in 2022. Her next body of work, ‘9LIVES’ followed suit in October of 2023.

Shye has supported international acts such as Daniel Caesar, Clairo, Superorganism, Sales, Men I Trust, and The Chairs during their tours in Singapore. She has also performed at music festivals such as Tiger Den SXSW in Austin Texas (2023), Asia Rolling Music Festival in Taiwan (2022), Urbanscapes in Malaysia, (2019), Baybeats in Singapore (2023, 2019), and virtually for Music Lane Okinawa (2021) and Bangkok Music City (2020).

Her notable achievements include her feature on a billboard for Spotify’s EQUAL Campaign in Times Square, NYC in 2021. She was named ‘Best New Act from Asia’ at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards and received the 2022 KKBOX ‘Rising Star Award’. Shye self-funded her sold-out show,  “hello morning glory, it’s complicated” in October 2022. Last year, Shye was added to the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list. She also took part in the China music reality show《青年派计划》broadcasted on Mango TV, where she emerged a finalist. Most recently, Shye participated in the idol survival show, Chuang Asia Thailand.


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