Gentle Bones beats Girls' Generation and Jessie J to No.1
He’s done it again.
Popular local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones clinched yet another iTunes No. 1 hit with his new ballad Sixty Five.
It is his fourth iTunes No. 1 to date — his eponymous debut EP and its two singles Until We Die and Save Me all topped the charts.
Released at midnight on Friday (Jul 10), it climbed straight to the top of the song chart, ahead of Girls’ Generation’s PARTY, BIGBANG’S IF YOU and Jessie J’s Flashlight.
Sixty Five will be featured in the upcoming local historical film 1965, which features veteran actor Lim Kay Tong taking on the role of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
It also stars Qi Yuwu, Joanne Peh, Mike Kasem and Sezairi Sezali and opens here on July 30.
Gentle Bones, whose real name is Joel Tan, 21, told The New Paper that he was “relieved” to score another soaring hit,
“I haven’t released new music in a while (since the track Settle Down in February) and this song is a deviation in feel and style from what I usually do. To know that people are so accepting and are listening to it makes me happy,” he said.
It is the first time his work will be used in a major feature film.
“1965 is one of the biggest local historical movies this year and to have a chance to be part of it, I’m pretty happy,” he said.
He recently became the first Singaporean artist to be signed by major label Universal Music Singapore.
He will release the music video for Sixty Five next and is currently working on his second EP.