Charlie Lim is here once again to calm us with his ever-so-soothing vocals on his latest track, ‘Room at The Table.’
In true Charlie Lim fashion, the Singaporean singer-songwriter’s newest song is a soulful and emotional ballad that’s sure to evoke some feelings and maybe even a tear or two. Born out of the prelude he wrote for Singapore’s 2018 National Day song, ‘We Are Singapore,’ ‘Room at the Table’ delivers a powerful message of being kind, not only to others but to ourselves as well.
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2 years ago i had the privilege of writing a prelude to an old national day song. appreciated that they let me speak my mind (can’t imagine the many levels of approval “the future is uncertain and everything must change” needed to go through) and took my original demo as it was when i recorded it in my bedroom... ⠀ it’s been very heartening to see how it has resonated with people. i often get requests to turn the prelude into its own song, or record a acoustic version like the one i did here. i’ve been sitting on it for a while because i wasn’t sure if i had anything else to say, but i guess all the craziness that’s been going on in the world this year made me pick it up and finish it. ⠀ it’s called Room at the Table and will be available midnight tomorrow 🏠 all proceeds for this year from the song will be directed towards charities helping our migrant workers get through this challenging time.
In an Instagram post, Charlie revealed that despite many urging him to turn his 2018 prelude into its own song, he didn’t have a lot to add to it, until this year. “I’ve been sitting on it for a while because I wasn’t sure if I had anything else to say, but I guess all the craziness that’s been going on in the world this year made me pick it up and finish it,” said Charlie via an Instagram post.
In support of Singapore’s migrant worker communities, all the proceeds for this year from the song will go towards Transient Workers Count Too, a non-profit organization in Singapore dedicated to assisting migrant workers, and ItsRainingRaincoats, a local initiative that helps the community.
For more information on how to support Singapore’s migrant worker communities, you can visit Transient Workers Count Too’s official website or ItsRainingRaincoats’ Instagram and Facebook pages.
Stream ‘Room at the Table’ by Charlie Lim here:
Check out the official lyric video here: