At times intense, and at others laidback; the vein of commonality that runs through Charlie Lim’s works has always been his eloquent writing style, and that thoughtful broodiness which critics (and teenage girls) adore about him. Check out some of his favourite songs in this exclusive APW playlist!
Note from Charlie
Here are a list of tunes from a few of my favourite artists...some of them I’m very honoured to know and can call my friends. I’ll chuck in that Least of You tune as well, and Zero-Sum (which Yeo produced). Enjoy!
02. The Comments–Yeo
03. Last Yearn–Kllo
04. Least Of You – Charlie Lim
06. Art Pure II – Tim De Cotta, Mediocre Haircut Crew
07. 你就是 – Khalil Fong
08. Better–Sam Rui
09. Zero-Sum–Charlie Lim
10. Sun – The Steve McQueens
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Asian-Australian singer-songwriter Yeo is a rare combination of cynical and sensitive. Finely tuned into the politics of Asian Diasporic representation, his music often tastefully alludes to his experiences, laid out over his chill, progressive tunes. What’s special about him though is that his heritage is never used as a crutch to justify his musical works. Subtle, but clear-cut, he always rises above to deliver above-par offerings. In the latest addition of Choice Picks_ curated by Yeo himself, he draws upon the abstract collision of two juxtaposed themes, creating a playlist of tunes that make you want to dance and cry at the same time. Tissues and go-go boots at the ready!
Editors' notes by Yeo: "A playlist I've made for Asian Pop Weekly featuring 9 songs by other Asian artists that I love getting emotional to. Some may make you dance and some may make you cry–maybe even both at the same time. ??"
01. BABE - HyunA
02. Circles - Charlie Lim
03. Midsummer Madness - 88rising, Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, August 08
04. iffy (Prod. GroovyRoom) - Sik-K, PH1, Jay Park
05. DDU-DU-DDU-DU - BLACKPINK
06. Drifting - Milan Ring
07. Leaving - Ekali ft. Yuna
08. Don't Stop Me Now - Mojo Juju
09. The Comments - Yeo
10. I (The Song Formerly Known As) - Regurgitator
The latest choice picks_