Dropping just in time for the Valentine’s Day celebration, Singaporean folk-pop chanteuse Jean Tan has finally released the official music video of the 양중은 Yang Jung Eun-featured ‘Oak Cherry Wine’ remix. Helmed by Stockholm-based Singaporean film director, Mandy Tay, the visual narrative documents romantic partners dancing through the quotidian scenes of Stockholm city.
The treatment for visuals is traditional meets contemporary, and ballet meets dance. It evokes the very title of the song: the movement swirling like a glass of (oak cherry) wine.
As a follow up to her 5-track EP, ‘Blooms’, the remix to ‘Oak Cherry Wine’ is produced by renowned producer, Feng Lee, and was made available last month.
Marrying Jean’s lyrical sensitivity with 양중은Yang Jung Eun’s dulcet vocals, this refreshing take stays true to its original composition. The remix is elevated by a new arrangement – a lo-fi beat, the jazz-hop push and pull, the syncopated neo-soul electric piano – becoming more than just the sum of its parts.
Written in her distinctive, bluesy vein, ‘Oak Cherry Wine’ is a love song interwoven with Jean’s personal experiences. It tells the story of Jean’s personal struggles with kidney disease, and of the man who stood by her in the celebratory and difficult moments alike. Like all truly good romance stories, the song’s lyrics has a bittersweet tinge, and is all the better for it – a love that is tried and true.