Prove your humanity

In these strange times, it’s nice to have an uplifting tune to listen to. While many of you may be stuck inside for the near future, we bring you a song that might make isolation a tad more bearable: NAM GEE’s debut single Out There.

The local classical pianist and jazz drummer released the track on March 7, taking inspiration from classical, jazz and hip-hop music when making it.

 Speaking to Around the Sound, Gee discussed the song’s open-ended and uplifting meaning. Out There was a message internalized in my mind telling me to do something with my life,” he said.

“It was such a positive message that I wanted people to listen to it and be motivated to find the best versions of themselves.”

For those familiar with Broadway musical sensation, Hamilton, I can’t help imagining Out There as a jazzier version of one of its opening numbers. With an elevating tone, the track features smooth piano parts, musical-esque harmonies and even a bit of rap.

Listening to the song, there’s no doubting NAM GEE’s musical ability. It’s a genre-bending debut, for an artist with great potential.