By: Alexandrea van Huizen
Photos: Faye Leck/ Musichel
British-Indian R&B singer/songwriter Jay Sean, known for his many chart-topping hits like ‘Down’ and ‘Tonight’, recently held his concert here in Singapore on October 11 at Siloso Beach and it was definitely one for the books!
The singer started off the night with 'Hit the Lights' and immediately the fans went wild. It didn't take long before they started singing and dancing along as Jay sang hits from his previous albums like 'Eyes On You' and 'Ride it'. Without a moment to lose, the superstar also performed songs from his newest album 'Neon'. He then slowed down the night with 'Mars' and as the singer had mentioned during our interview with him earlier on in the day, it was really the perfect song to chill out to after all the jumping and dancing from his previous dance numbers. It was a beautiful sight as everyone were swaying and vibing to it.
It was nice seeing him engage the crowd before each song by giving them subtle hints and letting them guess what it was. Instead of just mindlessly following the setlist, he made sure to take the time to interact with the audience and even changed the order of it to suit them.
Jay Sean may be a huge superstar internationally but the singer hasn't let fame get to his head and still remains humble and down-to-earth. Jay may have grown up in the UK but it’s comforting to see that he hasn’t forgotten his roots. During the concert, he surprised fans by singing a couple snippets from popular punjabi songs. He then brought it home by performing 'Dance With You', an English-Punjabi track from his very first album. It was indeed a treat to hear Jay sing it in both languages as he had only done vocals for the English part on the album.
Even though he is an amazing singer, dancer and performer, don't be fooled as his talents doesn't stop there. He, alongside MC Zani, started beatboxing and raping to a couple other songs and it was definitely unforgettable!
I'd have to say though that one of the best parts of the concert was when he performed his long-awaited and super successful dance hit 'Down'. You could see the crowd singing along with him, word for word and it was simply amazing. I reckon the fans in Singapore were not disappointed by their idol and nor should they be. It was a truly fantastic experience and I really do hope that Jay had an awesome time here and that he will be back soon to perform for us again although it probably won't be so soon seeing as how he has a baby on the way. Lastly, just wanna congratulate the singer and his beautiful wife on the latest addition to their family, hopefully they'll be able to join him the next time he's back. We're sending love, good vibes and well wishes their way!
Shout out to the amazing folks at Lizron for making all this possible!
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