Pop artist Haneri has released her latest single along with the new video for Burning Up! The track debuted at #44 in the iTunes Top 200 Tracks, and is currently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in ten countries around the world. The song continues to ‘burn up’ global playlists, as it quickly approaches 50,000 streams on Spotify. The new single (and video directed by Ryan Tan) marries 80s beats with a cool new electric feel and deals with themes of addiction and toxic, abusive relationships. This L.A. & Singapore-based artist is passionate about shedding light on these often silent struggles in today’s society. “I hope this song will remind people going through similar struggles that they aren’t alone”, she says.
Formerly known as Daphne Khoo, she burst onto the scene in 2004 after being named 3rd Runner Up on Singapore Idol. A name change to “Haneri” came about from her desire to delve deeper as an artist, and seek an honest, no holding back approach in her message and music. Her ‘Idol’ breakout led to performances at renowned shows like Singapore Day in Melbourne, the Esplanade Recital Studio, and the Mosaic Music Festival. 2006 saw Haneri fronting the Singapore indie-rock group, West Grand Boulevard, at Singapore’s biggest indie festival, Baybeats. Their debut album Waiting For You led to a Best Breakout Band of the Year nomination at the Power 98 Singapore Music Awards, and included the hit singles Fight and Backwards, which were co-written by Haneri. In 2007, she released her debut solo album, Desperate, which brought home the Best Breakout Solo Artist for her at the Power 98’s Singapore Music Awards in ‘08. In 2012, Haneri released two singles Rooftop and Carry On both of peaked at #4 on Singapore’s 98.7FM international charts.
2014 marked her second EP release Wonderland and its lead single, Weak which was featured in YouTube sensation Wong Fu‘s short film After Us. The EP release led to a 19-show Starbucks tour across Singapore. In 2015, she crossed over into the EDM scene with the release of Louder with Paul Van Dyk and Roger Shah, and also collaborated with 150 Swedish producers on the track Believe for Avicii‘s charity House for Hunger. Her credits as a songwriter also include the single Wave that hit #1 on the K-Pop charts as part of a collaboration between R3hab and f(x) Amber and Luna. Haneri’s talent, heartfelt lyrics, and cross-genre versatility have her poised for a another big year, so connect with her below to stay up to date. Check out the new video and download Burning Up today!