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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.

Singer Reuby releases new song dedicated to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporean singer-songwriter Reuby. Photo: Warner Music Singapore

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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