SINGAPORE — Hong Kong-born R&B artist Gareth.T has just dropped his first single via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records, with the song, “best me i can”. The smooth R&B song filled boasts of lush harmonies and soulful grooves, about making the most of our short lives, and always striving to be the best version of ourselves.
Currently based in Boston while studying at Berklee College of Music, Gareth.T shares his personal story behind the song in a statement, “I wrote this song after my grandma passed away recently. Even though we weren’t that close and it didn’t emotionally affect me too much, it really got me thinking about how short and fragile life is, and that time doesn’t really stop for anyone. So in the song I kinda reflect on my 20 years of life, and I’ve come to a conclusion, that I’m going to try to be the best me I can, everyday.”
The multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer takes pride in enjoying complete creative freedom to express his own unique style, reflected in his repertoire. In this self-produced track, Gareth.T takes influences from ’80s/’90s R&B and combines them with modern elements like the drums and 808s, creating a novel blend of new and old.
“I think the line ‘best me I can’ would be the most important thing in the song, and the part I like the most as it’s a really simple concept to get. But with some lush harmonies and the soulful groove, the cheesiness of the line is taken away,” he said.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, the classically-trained violinist grew to bring an eastern metropolitan perspective to his music. Gareth.T has been releasing a track every month in 2020 and will be keeping up this prolific pace moving forward.
‘best me i can’ by Gareth.T is available everywhere at this link: https://www.umamirecords.sg/best-me-i-can/