Singer Reuby releases new song dedicated to Mr Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE - Singaporean singer-songwriter Reuby has written a new song dedicated to the memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, ahead of the first anniversary of Mr Lee’s death on March 23 last year.
SINGAPORE - Singaporean singer-songwriter Reuby has written a new song dedicated to the memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, ahead of the first anniversary of Mr Lee’s death.
Titled Legendary, Reuby’s new track is blues-inflected acoustic gutiar-driven tune written from the perspective of a young person living in Singapore.
The singer hopes his song will remind others of Mr Lee’s contributions to Singapore’s nation building. "I must say don't call me a fan/ He built this city that's enough to know and love the man," he sings in the verse, before singing of how Mr Lee was "bold and legendary". "When a giant falls it won't be quietly," he adds in the chorus.
“The song is really about the impact that Mr Lee made on Singapore. Even as a younger person less familiar with his (life’s work), I recognise that I am where I am because of him,” said Reuby, whose real name is Reuben Tan. “It conveys my appreciation for what he has done - and not mine alone.”
Last year, the singer-songwriter dedicate the Viewers Popularity Award, aka LeTV’s Top Pick Award, which he won at the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) - to Mr Lee. “This award ... in many ways was made possible through what he had done for Singapore," he told TODAY at the time. "I hope I would have made our founding father proud. I hope I made Singapore proud.”
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