SINGLE REVIEW: Haneri – Burning Up
In the early 2000’s Daphne Khoo was a name that was quite familiar in Singapore after the pop protege came third on Singapore Idol in 2003 and then released her debut album in 2007 followed by a EP in 2014. But since then she’s undergone a few changes and one of them is a new stage name and the second is a new and improved sound. So you should get used to the name Haneri because that’s staying. And you should get acquainted with “Burning Up” because it is a bit of a bop. The 80’s influenced synth pop song confronts a toxic relationship riddled by abuse and addiction. It’s a very dark theme which is shadowed perfectly by bright synths that appeals to the listener. It’s a song which needs a couple of listens to fully appreciate the dreamy vocals, 80’s synths and emotional lyrics. It offers a Carly Rae Jepsen meets Tegan And Sara sound which if you’re a pop lover then you will be intrigued instantly.