Dru Chen collaborates with Rangga Jones for new single ‘Summertime’

“This song takes you away from the bustle of overworked pandemic life and into a sunny getaway island for two"

Singaporean singer-songwriter Dru Chen has released his latest single titled ‘Summertime’.

For the occasion, Chen collaborated with rising Singapore-based R&B musician Rangga Jones for the track, which was released Friday (October 15) on all digital platforms.

‘Summertime’ taps on Chen’s love for the playfulness and sensuality of romance, per a press release.

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Jones matches Chen’s languid energy, joining him in a daydream where the chase is all that matters. “Baby it’s you / I’ll be your guy / I’ll be your alibi / I’ll be with you anytime you want / Can you come through for the summertime / Can you“, Jones sings.

Listen to the track here:

In a press statement, Chen said that the song is “not to be taken too seriously,” and described it as a metaphor for celebrating good times. “This song takes you away from the bustle of overworked pandemic life and into a sunny getaway island for two,” he shared in a statement.

‘Summertime’ will be part of the singer’s upcoming album. Intending to explore and expand his musicality as he prepares for the new record’s launch, he tapped China-based musician JZlee to come aboard as co-producer for the single.

“He’s one of the grooviest musicians I know, and he created a deeply infectious vibe with his drums, sound design, strings, and wonderfully melodic instincts,” Chen says of JZlee. “We had so much fun making this track!”

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On November 12, Chen will share the live stage with Jones for his album launch at the Esplanade Concert Hall for Esplanade’s Mosaic Music Series.

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