SINGAPOREAN SINGER-SONGWRITER NATHAN HARTONO RELEASES INTROSPECTIVE NEW SINGLE “TELL IT TO MY FACE”
5 May 2023
SINGAPORE, MAY 5, 2023 – Following the release of his last single "Pastrami” (a pun on the phrase “past trauma”) in March, Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono returns with another emotionally charged and deeply personal track titled, “Tell It To My Face,” available worldwide on all digital platforms.
Produced by London-based producer PALMR during one of Nathan's solo trips to Europe last year, “Tell It To My Face” is a heartfelt ode to the artist himself and chronicles the challenges and frustrations of pursuing a music career in the digital age under great public scrutiny. Despite the melancholia, the song ends on a hopeful note, with Nathan ultimately finding contentment in his achievements and the opportunity to use his experiences to grow and develop himself.
In Nathan's own words, “Tell It To My Face” is a personal song about confronting one's inner demons and persevering through adversity.
Says Nathan, “It's a song that is very close to my heart, and I'm excited to share it with my fans. I’ve had a weird past couple of years trying to figure myself out. Most of which occurred during a time where I was the most scrutinized that I had ever been in my life. The public eye had never felt more taxing.
It made me angry, but I had nowhere to place this energy. Because I chased after this - didn’t I? Why am I upset with the ‘prize’? Shouldn’t I be grateful? And I would proceed to spiral for months and months.
All this to say it’s been a messy couple of years, and I’ve put it all in song form where you are going to see, hear and feel everything.”
Together with his past releases since “Infinity,” “Tell It To My Face” forms part of a bigger music narrative where Nathan is bringing his fans on an intimate and personal self-discovery journey. The songs are also paving the way for his highly anticipated full-length album titled, The Great Regression, which is currently in the final stages of production and due out later this year.
The accompanying music video, co-directed by Nathan himself together with Jayden Tan from Headquartors, sees him play the character of a children's show host who slowly loses his mind and ultimately faces his inner demon. The video is currently available on Nathan’s official YouTube channel.