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SINGLE REVIEW: THELIONCITYBOY’S ALL NIGHT IS A DECEPTIVELY LIGHT-HEARTED ROMP WHICH ON CLOSER INSPECTION REVEALS A DEEPER INTENTSINGLE REVIEW: THELIONCITYBOY’S ALL NIGHT IS A DECEPTIVELY LIGHT-HEARTED ROMP WHICH ON CLOSER INSPECTION REVEALS A DEEPER INTENT

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It’s always intriguing to have two opposing ideas build up to a contrast in a music video. And this is why the music video for THELIONCITYBOY’s new single “All Night Feat Sezairi, Mr Boo” works despite the inevitable clunky acting.

The song itself is quite lightweight pop with local crooner Sezairi providing the sweetness but there is a edgy underbelly when you appreciate where THELIONCITYBOY’s lyrics are coming from. It’s a refreshing take on hip hop’s usual concerns about partying and hooking up with the opposite sex.

The video is altogether a different proposition. Ostensibly, it may seem corny and cliched to come up with a horror story before Halloween but it seems that the zombie motif is really a deep commentary on relationships and it resonates when the actress involved is THELIONCITYBOY’s own better half, Aarika Lee.

A masterstroke!

I mean, that scene where she’s asking her zombie partner why he’s so slow (riding his bicycle at the beach – what a twist on the cliche!) is hilarious. So when the ending comes, it makes so much sense and the viewer is nodding in a knowing agreement. Which is why I have always appreciated THELIONCITYBOY’s work – it lures you in with superficial hip hop tropes but then slays you with a meaningful thought-provoking message.

Kudos!

SINGAPORE EMCEE KEVIN LESTER, AKA ‘THE LIONCITYBOY’ TO RELEASE DEBUT EP EVERYTHING YOU LOVE, YOU HATE ON APRIL 2SINGAPORE EMCEE KEVIN LESTER, AKA ‘THE LIONCITYBOY’ TO RELEASE DEBUT EP EVERYTHING YOU LOVE, YOU HATE ON APRIL 2

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(Press release)

New York, NY (March 6, 2013) – Award-winning Singapore emcee Kevin Lester, aka ‘The LionCityBoy‘ announces the release of his debut EP Everything You Love, You Hate via Vertusent/Sony RED on April 2. The first single, “Hear Me Go”impacts mixshow radio on March 19 and is available for download at iTunes today.

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