NATHAN HARTONO CONTINUES WITH HIS MOMENTUM OF RELEASES IN 2021 WITH BRAND NEW ENGLISH SINGLE “I’M FINE” ON FEBRUARY 19
19 February 2021
SINGAPORE, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 – Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono continues with his momentum of releases in 2021 with a brand new English single titled, “I’m Fine.” The track is released under Warner Music Singapore and is now available across all digital platforms worldwide today.
Written by Nathan Hartono and produced by Singaporean producer MYRNE, “I’m Fine” takes a different twist from Nathan’s usual singer-songwriter style, venturing into the electronic sonic realm with ‘80s synth-wave styling.
Says Nathan, “‘I’m Fine’ stems from me wanting to give a more succinct answer to the question ‘How Are You?’. In my head, every time someone asks me this question, I want this song to play for them instead. Because I think it’s such a loaded question, that requires so much context and understanding that just cannot be achieved in a short social exchange. And I think we got this question a lot in 2020. So, we just say ‘I’m Fine,” when there’s always so much more to that story.”
Nathan also shares more on his first-time experience working with MYRNE and the ‘80s inspired synth-wave direction, “Something about the sounds and beats from that era brings me an indescribable comfort. I just missed the ‘80s but my ‘90s childhood were littered with its remnants. It reminds me of a much simpler time, when I could actually tell someone ‘I’m Fine’ and probably mean it.
I also had a lot of fun watching Manfred work in the studio. It was very satisfying to be able to verbally describe a sound I want to achieve, and then have him essentially conjure it from nothing. It’s magical.”
True to the song’s strong thematic backstory, Nathan also conceptualized the cover artwork as a visual representation of the struggles of keeping a positive outlook despite the dark internal conflict. The cover photo is taken by Singaporean photographer Jayden Tan, who will also take the directorial helm on the track’s accompanying music video. Due out in mid-March, the music video is set to be another visual delight with treatment based on the premises of the single artwork.
Since the release of his last English single “Dig Deep” back in August 2020, Nathan continues to push his creative boundaries as he works on new music that will be released throughout 2021, culminating into an EP in late 2021.
For those keen to catch the singer-songwriter in action, don’t forget to catch Nathan’s performance at the Disney+ Launch livestream coming to all major free-to-air TV channels and online at all Disney+ digital platforms on February 24, 8pm. For more information, visit https://www.instagram.com/disneyplussg/.
Nathan will also be performing for two sold-out shows with the Ding Yi Music Company at the Happy Chinese New Year Concert 2021 happening on February 27 at the China Cultural Centre Theatre, Level 4. For more information, visit https://www.dingyimusic.com/.