Originals

"Release Me" - Serena Sun, Jeremy Lim

“Release Me” – Serena Sun, Jeremy Lim [Original + Remix]

As the adages go, time flies and life gets busy. It's been six years since "Know You (Voices Remix)", but with Serena back in town, we're excited to give music another go! In "Release Me", Serena whispers, protests, and wrestles over how her last relationship ended. I backed her words with long, drawn-out chords, limping rhythms, and wandering textures. We made sure to structure the song for pop-centric listeners as well. It's different, but we're...

“Yuika” feat Sachie Sunaga [Original]

Five years ago, I visited Japan for the first time. Eager to absorb the culture, I wanted to visit as many festivals as possible - except there was only one during my month-long visit. Crap. That soured me at the time, but it ended up being a huge blessing because that's where I met Felicity Tillack from Where Next Japan. In the past few months, Felicity and I reconnected and have been working together on...

“Inaba” (A Tribute to Persona 4) [Original]

Happy 2017! To kick things off, I wrote a lazy, hazy tribute to the venerable Persona 4. My November was rough, and I disappeared into the game to clear my mind. I think the narrative's focus on inner turmoil, how we present ourselves to the world, and empathy really spoke to what I was going through, and I became very attached to the universe. Grateful, even. I wanted to make those feelings permanent and named...

Lost and Longing [Original]

A year ago, life went sour, and I lost much of my digital life. Photos, documents, music, memories - all of it evaporated overnight - including my Japan-inspired EP, Mizu. I remember laying on the floor, numb; I don't know for how long. Today, only Mizu's album art survives, so in its memory, we have Lost and Longing. The song's a chillstep piece that is very much like Uncharted. It prefaces something bigger, and coincidentally,...

“Your Heart (In the Air)” feat Chae Kim [Original]

Guys, I found someone who likes reverb as much as I do. Meet Chae Kim! A few months back, I found Chae at a crowded jam session. She was quiet throughout, watching carefully as we stumbled through pop standards. I thought she must have been bored. After hearing her work, I understood her silence. Chae owns a wonderfully intimate sound. Whispered and delicate, it's amazing what this girl does...