Writing's on the Wall
The Arts House

Writing's on the Wall

The Arts House
Digital Content Creation, Art Direction, Video Production

Neighborhood’s director Aravin Sandran spoke with Singapore’s most exciting singer-songwriters in a series of candid and intimate video interviews that touched on their early influences, personal histories and the defining themes of their careers. Writing’s on the Wall took audiences inside their creative process, providing unique insights into what makes these lyrical wordsmiths who they are and what continues to inspire them today. This five-part series featured hip-hop’s new kid on the block ABANGSAPAU, multidisciplinary artist weish of .gif, R&B songstress Sam Rui, pop singer Gentle Bones, and soulful performer Abby Simone. This series was a part of Night Spin 182.7FM, the festival radio station for Singapore Writers Festival 2020.

The R&B singer-songwriter shares how her songwriting and music has grown to become more mature in recent years.

Hip-hop’s new kid on the block opens up about his cultural influences and the importance of being authentic in music.

Abby Simone talks about being bullied, her genre-defying music and the best advice she’s received from the 2009 film “Love Happens”.

The multitalented front-woman of indie-electronic duo .gif  addresses her recent venture into theatre-making and the personal traumas in her music.

The enigmatic singer-songwriter explains how songwriting is “a muscle you have to train” and the significance of his 10-track release in 2020.

Executive Producer: Aravin Sandran, Neighborhood
Director: Jacky Lee
DOP: Rachel Liew
Art director: Akashdeep Bal
Cam B operator: Rainer Chia
Camera assistant: Jacen Chan
Gaffer: Daniel Juhari
Grip: Kiki
Sound recordist and audio post: Mark Toh
Editor: Ben Hiew
Colourist: Albert Goo
Hair and make-up lead: Sha Shamsi
Make-up assistant: Eunice Wong
Hair assistant: Fadli Rahman
Production assistant: Ethan Lee

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