Formerly known as Reshmonu, the ultra-popular Malaysian R&B singer now goes by a sleeker moniker to match his new sound - Resh. And no, this isn't some rebranding exercise designed to revitalize a career. The multilingual crooner was doing just fine as Reshmonu, thank you. Over the last decade, he's won nearly every Malaysian music industry award imaginable, conquered the pop charts many times over, opened for the likes of Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas and The Prodigy, and he's even released commercially successful music in English, Malay and Tamil.
So why the name change?
Well, Resh simply felt it was time to evolve as an artist and move on to the next stage of his songwriting. And with that new focus and approach comes a new image to go along. To help with Resh's new sound, the Malayali singer-songwriter enlisted the help of internationally renowned producer Jim Beanz (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland) on his recently released EP, Who Am I, a seven-track document that provides fresh perspective on his persona. His first single, ‘Half The Man’ is already a #1 smash hit in Malaysia, topping the charts on the Hitz FM Malaysian English Top Ten Chart while also premiering on the US Top 20 radio program (a syndicated chart show played on over 500 stations worldwide) at #13 this week. Clearly, his new creative is resonating just as well.
You can check out the new EP via Spotify and iTunes.