Rising Singaporean singer-songwriter Shye has released a music video for ‘I’m Fine, No’, her latest single from her upcoming debut album ‘Days To Morning Glory’.
The track, which was both written and produced by Shye, was released November 23. Its music video arrived today (December 4). In the clip, which she filmed and edited herself, Shye sings the track while restlessly moving around her bedroom, bothering her cat and dancing at home.
“I usually make DIY videos for my covers using my phone and laptop but never did one for my own songs,” she explained in a statement. “I just thought I’d de-stress with all the stuff that’s been going on and have a bit of fun.
“This is how chaotic I really am if only people can see what’s going on in my head. Disclaimer: no cat was harmed in the making of this video.” Watch it below:
‘I’m Fine, No’ was the 18-year-old’s response to being stuck at home due to COVID-19 quarantines and social distancing measures – isolation that exposes the hollowness of the question “how are you?”.
“When we get asked, ‘How are you?’ we almost automatically reply we are fine even if that’s not the case,” Shye pointed out in a press release. “(This song) is about embracing the times when we don’t feel fine and that it’s okay to not be okay.”
She added: “It does cross my mind every now and then whether I’m good enough or cool enough, but who’s to say what cool even is? What’s the point of being cool if your friends don’t even recognise you anymore? It’s so easy to get sucked into it all when you try to fit into society’s idea of what’s cool.”
‘I’m Fine, No’ will feature on the singer’s upcoming debut album, ‘Days To Morning Glory’. Set to arrive on December 11 via We Are The Fruits, ‘Days To Morning Glory’ will include previously released singles ’Too Well’, ‘Don’t Be Shy’, ‘Love U’ and ‘Feeling Like…’, alongside eight new tracks.
The album will see Shye showcase her musical growth from 2018’s ‘Augus7ine’ EP, this time incorporating a mixture of folk, techno, indie pop, R&B and rock.
Shye also recently collaborated with producer Fauxe to release a track titled ‘More’ as part of MajulahFest’s Majulah Weekender series, which paired five seasoned producer/artists with five rising talents from across the country.