POWER OF POP MUSIC POWER OF POP INTERVIEW : YEO

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW : YEO

Melbourne-based producer/multi-instrumentalist Yeo is a smooth operator when it comes to music. His work is slick, creative and instantly likeable.

From our brief email interview with Yeo, he makes it seem as if he sort of fell into a music career. Which is good luck for us music lovers, eh? Check it out.

How and when did you decide to pursue music as a career?
When I finished school, music was my favourite subject. My grades weren’t amazing, so I couldn’t get into any other university courses without bridging. I applied for a bunch of music degrees and was accepted into a music technology course.

What was the catalyst for that decision?
In my second year of university, a song of mine got played on the radio. I felt like I was on drugs. It was so unbelievable because it was a song I had intended to give to someone else to sing – but no one was interested so I sang it myself.

What inspires you to create?
I write a lot about relationships. I also write a lot about the music industry. In my experience, a music career has sharp teeth and can hurt at times. Whenever I hear a genius pop song or unique production, I’m very driven to reverse-engineer it, and often end up with something unique as a by-product. Mostly, I just love the music-making part of making music.

What can music fans expect from your debut performance in Singapore?
We perform as a 2-piece band. There will be live drums, instrument swapping and high energy. I may even whip out a keyboard-guitar. My team and I are very excited!

What are you looking forward to the most in Singapore?
Finding the best Hainanese chicken rice I’ve ever tasted, and also celebrating my birthday there. 🎉

Yeo makes his debut appearance in Singapore on Saturday, November 11th at the Esplanade Concourse from 7.45pm as part of the Mosaic Music Series. Admission is free.

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