Bennett Bay, backed by a 17-piece band, presents a concert launching his sophomore full-length album In Memory Of.
Marking a significant return to his post-rock roots, the album was conceived as a dedicatory album for a friend of his who passed away five years ago, and is aimed at reconciling notions of grief within those who are experiencing it.
In Memory Of follows the journey of a young persona, who has been travelling the world after the loss of his last loved one. He stumbles upon an ordinary town, and it is in this town that his journey out of grief begins, leading to his acceptance of his loss and the assurance he makes to the world around him—that he would live a fulfilled life in the name of the people that have touched his life and he has lost, as well as for the sake of the world around him.
Bennett Bay is a musician based in Singapore. Since starting his solo project mid-2015, he has been making his mark on the local arts scene. Following his debut performance at the Esplanade Concourse, Bay has gone on to perform at Red Dot Design Museum, as part of their bi-yearly MAAD Sounds!, and SingJazz Club. Subsequently, he was invited to perform at the inaugural Neon Lights Festival held at the Fort Canning Park, where he was one of four Singapore music headliners among an array of international acts. Bay released his debut single, Komorebi, in April 2016, and launched his debut LP, Compass, in January 2017, accompanied by a 12-piece ensemble. Bay was invited to perform at Electric Picnic in Ireland, where he was featured amongst a number of internationally renowned acts such as Phoenix, Duran Duran, The XX and more. He is currently in the final stages of recording for his second album, and will release it on the 9 September 2018 at a launch show at the Esplanade Recital Studio.
Bennett Bay is a Mosaic Associate Artist, exceptional musicians at the forefront of their genres, whom Esplanade has committed to providing tailored, intensive support.