Nathan Hartono’s First Mandarin Single Is A Weird And Wonderful Bop
In case you haven’t heard the screams from crazy fangirls (it’s mainly us), Singapore’s second musical son, Nathan Hartono has released his first Mandarin single, “爱超给电”.[caption id="attachment_33148" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Nathan Hartono Facebook[/caption]
Following his participation in the famous Sing! China competition back in 2016, Nathan Hartono is now a nationwide household name.
The single was released exclusively in China on 7 February 2018, before its global release across all digital platforms on 9 February 2018.
The song is basically the mandarin rendition of his previous English single, “Electricity”. While “Electricity” is smooth and poppy, “爱超给电” is more dancey and catchy than its English counterpart.
The music video sees Nathan Hartono decked out in Japanese-inspired looks by Yohji Yamamoto, surrounded by colourful characters, props, and dancers.[caption id="attachment_33145" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Image Credit: Warner Music[/caption]
The music video aesthetics reminds us of a mix between Lady Gaga and Snakehips. From a lady resembling the Statue Of Liberty, to the masked dancers, and the vogueing pairs, this music video has no shortage of interesting characters.
Also, what even is that Pig suit?
Aside from the weird and wonderful outfits, we also get gratuitous shots of topless Nathan Hartono in various parts of the music video.[caption id="attachment_33150" align="aligncenter" width="426"] GIF Credit: giphy[/caption]
If you haven’t seen it, watch the music video below:
If the thumbnail doesn’t make you want to click on the video, we don’t know what would.
We cannot wait for more music from Nathan Hartono. In the meantime, this song will be on loop.
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(Header Image Source: Warner Music)
Milo Cheats On Nathan Hartono With A New Man – Oh, And It Also Released A New Flavour
Singaporeans, there’s a new Milo flavour in town, and this one, you’ll be able to drink as much as you like. …Okay, maybe we won’t go so far as to say that.
Nestlé is launching a new, sugar-reduced version of Singaporeans’ favourite Milo drink, and it will be called Milo Gao Siew Dai – exactly as you would order it in a coffee shop, although we’re not sure what your neighbourhood coffee shop uncle will feel about it.[caption id="attachment_27978" align="alignnone" width="5184"] Milo Gao Siu Dai[/caption]
Featuring a stronger Milo taste, with half the amount of sugar and 30% more protein, the new Milo Gao Siew Dai was born out of Nestlé’s overall global 2020 commitment to reduce the sugar in its products by 5%.
This also coincides with a rising prevalence of diabetes among Singaporeans, and with the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) aim to reduce sugar intake among Singaporeans.
A New Flavour
Of course, 50% less sugar doesn’t just mean putting 50% less sugar into the new Milo formulation.[caption id="attachment_27979" align="alignnone" width="5184"] Milo Gao Siu Dai[/caption]
Balancing taste and health concerns is a delicate act, especially given Milo’s commitment to delivering a great tasting drink. Besides reducing sugar, other elements were tweaked to ensure that the Milo’s flavour was not compromised.
We had the opportunity to taste the new Milo Gao Siu Dai and here’s our verdict: It tastes like the Milo we all know and love, but less sweet. The drink is a lot lighter than the original Milo, so it may not be for everyone. Our tip? Drink it hot because we feel the flavour comes out stronger when drank that way.
A New Poster Boy[caption id="attachment_27928" align="alignnone" width="882"] Image Credit: @nathanhartono[/caption]
After a very public relationship with Nathan Hartono, it seems Milo Singapore will be seeing more of another man, namely Singapore’s golden boy, Joseph Schooling. The tall, dark and handsome Olympic Gold medallist has been appointed the latest ambassador for Milo Singapore.[caption id="attachment_27929" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Image Credit: 10 Amazeball Events And Makan Places To Jazz Up The First Half Of July [1-15 July]
6 Places Nathan Hartono Might Head To For His Bak Chor Mee Cravings
Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past weekend, you would know who Nathan Hartono is and what exactly he’s accomplished.
For those who have no clue who he is, Nathan Hartono, a local born talent won first runner up in popular singing reality show Sing! China (the furthest any Singaporean has placed!). Not only did this local singer start a Milo craze which resulted in milo trucks making an appearance at Plaza Singapura, he also gave this popular local dish a special shoutout, BAK CHOR MEE!
Bak Chor Mee is the quintessential comfort food, not only can you find it in every other coffeeshop, you can have it in so many different ways! Here at DSG, we’re always on the hunt for the best foods and that (of course) includes Bak Chor Mee. Here are the top 6 places where you (and Nathan Hartono) can satisfy those Bak Chor Mee cravings!
1. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle[caption id="attachment_15986" align="alignnone" width="1024"]
Don’t be fooled into thinking this Bak Chor Mee spot has no queue, they have a queue number system so be prepared to wait up to an hour for a bowl here. Dishes at Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles are prepared individually and are crafted with springy noodles and stripes of braised pork belly and crispy lard. While the dish is amazing on its own get it with soup on the side, the rich pork broth is the perfect compliment to this popular local dish.
Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles
1382 Serangoon Road, S328254
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 2pm, Tue Closed
6. Seng Huat Eating House
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Dear Nathan Hartono: You’ll Always Be A Hero In Our Hearts!
Dear Nathan, the Sing! China 2016 results was not the most ideal, nonetheless, you will always remain a hero in our hearts.
Though you did not win the top spot, you have, in fact, won us, Singaporeans, over SIX TIMES (and counting):
1. The times when you beatbox[caption id="attachment_15807" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Credit: Credit: 3. Those smiles
[caption id="attachment_15805" align="aligncenter" width="1536"] Credit: Credit: bandwagon.asia[/caption]
You certainly know the way to our Harts – Milo Peng for the win!
5. How you pulled off English and Mandarin Songs
Credit: Credit: Nathan Hartono Clinches Silver At Sing! China 2016 – It’s Ok We Still Love You!
Nathan Hartono Clinches Silver At Sing! China 2016 – It’s Ok We Still Love You!
Nathan Hartono, our local representative managed to clinch silver in Sing! China 2016, one of the biggest talent competitions in China.
While Hartono managed to qualify for the finals, he lost to competitor Jiang Dunhao at the finals earlier tonight (Oct 7). Jiang, who is only 21, won the singing competition with 56.7 per cent of the votes.
For his finale performance, Hartono performed a moving rendition of Mavis Hee’s Moonlight in the City (Cheng Li De Yue Guang) followed by Anita Mui’s Nu Ren Hua as he took the stage earlier this evening.
The three month reality singing competition saw Hartono beating out thousands who auditioned for Sing! China to clinch the second position. Jay Chou, the reigning king of mando pop (at least to most of us!), who Hartono chose as his mentor added:
“People who usually sing my songs don’t end up very well. In the past, they have been eliminated. But I hope Hartono can break this curse.”
The 25 year old’s first runner up position is also the highest any Singaporean has fared in the popular Chinese reality singing competition.
Nathan Hartono might not have clinched the gold at Sing! China 2016, but he’s definitely found a way into all our hearts!
You can watch more about Nathan in the following video:
(feature image: Why Nathan Hartono Deserves To Win – Here’s A Look At His Journey
Why Nathan Hartono Deserves To Win – Here’s A Look At His Journey
Unless you have been living under a rock over the past few weeks, you are bound to have heard about Singapore’s golden boy Nathan Hartono – 25-year-old local singing sensation and Sing! China’s “Chou-sen one”.
Here’s Hartono’s Journey to the East (and a brief summary of his televised performances).[caption id="attachment_15731" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] rendition of “We Are All Lonely” during the battle round on August 29 was what prompted coach Jay Chou to pick him as the contestant to advance to the playoffs and live shows.
Nathan Hartono – Moonlight on the Balcony x What a Wonderful World
For his September 16 performance, he gave his own bilingual spin off on mentor Jay Chou’s “Moonlight on the Balcony”, continuing to surprise his Chinese audience with his musical capabilities.
He threw in a little mouth-trumpet to the tune of “What A Wonderful World”, proceeding to beatbox, before giving his own unique bluesy-jazzy English interpretation of the song.
Nathan Hartono Sing! China Semi-Finals
In the semi-finals, Hartono performed a mash-up of English song “Desperado” by the Eagles and Mandarin classic “Love Without End” during the semi-finals.
He had the highest score in the semi-finals: 93.65. The votes? He won 47 out of 51 votes from professional judges, and 333 out of 350 votes from audience members, emerging as Sing! China’s front runner.
Grandson of Tung Lok Group’s Founder
To add to Hartono’s impressive record, he had also studied at renowned music school – Berklee College of Music.
That’s also where Wang Lee Hom, John Mayer, Quincy Jones, Charlie Puth, studied at, just to name a few. Looks like Hartono’s all set to being our next big singing sensation!
[caption id="attachment_15733" align="aligncenter" width="650"] , Hartono made a public promise:
“If I win, I will rent a fleet of Milo vans and treat everybody to Milo peng (iced Milo)”
Free Milo and glory for our country?
As if we didn’t already have reasons for him to win.
He will be performing in Sing! China’s finals on Friday, 7 October at the Beijing National Stadium.
Win or lose, Milo or not, Nathan, you have our Harts.
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