JJ Lin's new song, 'Stay With You', peeks through the anxiety and gloom that descended with the outbreak of the coronavirus. Produced by Lin and penned by fellow Singaporean artist, Stefanie Sun, over just a few days, the song pays tribute to medical personnel who are working around the clock on the frontline, locked in strenuous combat with the virus.
Since the release, the song has been received with an outpour of appreciation, with many echoing the singers' sentiment and expressing their respect for the duo's compassion.
Many are moved, pointing out that this is not Lin's first time composing a song to offer support and encouragement in light of a tragedy - he had previously come forward after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Typhoon Moracot in Taiwan, and the 2015 New Taipei Water Park explosion. Sun has also quietly made a donation in support of Wuhan, where medical resources are running scarce.
Accompanied by gently reassuring lyrics, the delicate ballad urges everyone to keep their head and hopes up despite this period of uncertainty: Let us walk forward to meet this storm / Even the coldest night is sure to pass.
"I'll stay with you", Lin repeats for anyone who needs to hear it. And Wuhan residents demonstrate this very refrain of solidarity, stirring from their quarantine to burst into spontaneous song, bellowing their national anthem from their apartments into the night to boost morale.
Watch the music video for 'Stay With You' below.