A Field Guide to the Nature of Things by Subsonic Eye

A Field Guide to the Nature of Things by Subsonic Eye

6 February 2021
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Marking the release of their third full-length album Nature of Things, Singapore noise-rock mainstays Subsonic Eye bring their whirlwind brand of indie-rock to the Esplanade Concert Hall.

Nature of Things is the band’s boldest work yet—creating lyrical fragments lamenting the natural world, they poignantly reflect on its swiftly disappearing spirits. Yet even with a scope expanded, these are songs borne from their most intimate experiences, from pastoral adventures in Malaysian forests to quaint tales of their dear cats. Even as they’ve grown to become one of Singapore’s most celebrated bands, they remain the same five friends at heart.

Within the Esplanade Concert Hall, the quintet will reveal themselves at their most intimate in a special 75-minute set, presenting Nature of Things alongside a heartfelt retrospective look at their run thus far—from highlights of beloved albums like Strawberry Feels and Dive Into to deep cuts from Bedroom Sessions and early EPs.

About the Artist

Following a dazzling five-year run, it’s a long-awaited homecoming for Subsonic Eye. Off shimmering odes of dream pop innocence, the quintet has quickly morphed from a starry-eyed bedroom project of five friends to one of Southeast Asia’s leading lights in indie rock. Never ones to rest on their laurels, 2021 will be a year they embark on a new journey of sonic reinvention.

Shedding hazy fuzz and fanfare, they now find maturity in sincere, grounded, yet emotionally resonant songwriting—from the sharp attack of singles like Unearth and Fruitcake to folkier undertones on album cuts like Kaka The Cat. As the interlocking guitars of Jared Lim and Daniel Castro Borces coalesce around the propulsive dynamism of bassist Spencer Tan and drummer Lucas Tee, frontwoman Nur Wahidah’s vocal presence continues to empower Subsonic Eye with a powerful immediacy.