Singaporean singer-songwriter Charlie Lim wins "Best Music Video" for 'I only tell the truth' at NY's Winter Film Awards
Prolific Singaporean singer-songwriter Charlie Lim has long been praised for his midas touch when it comes to his musical exploits; confidently pushing out his own melancholic brand of R&B, electronic pop, post-rock and everything else in between.
But the known perfectionist has once again brought pride to the little red dot by winning "Best Music Video" for his single "I only tell the truth" at New York's Winter Film Awards.
The stunning video also made it as a finalist in the Silver Sound Showdown in Brooklyn, and was part of the official selection for the ReelHeart Film Festival in Toronto.
Filmed in the sparse outback of Australia on a decommissioned 747, the video captured a complex mix of emotions which Charlie describes as "ultimately about loneliness, fear, and tragedy, but it's also about persistence, courage, and healing" in a previous interview with Bandwagon SG.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Felipe P. Soares from New York, the video is a collection of stunning cinematography cut together with precision, creating a truly timeless and otherworldly atmosphere.
Just as Charlie ventures into the untouched wilderness of the Australian outback, he is also one of few Singaporean acts who have had the chance to venture out onto the global music stage. The win for him is hopefully significant in the international attention it may bring not only to his wonderful works, but also to other prolific and talented acts Singapore has to offer.