Nathan Hartono Caps Off the Year With Emotional Second Mandarin Single "Dig Deep"
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Singer/songwriter Nathan Hartono returns with a brand-new alternative R&B single, 《Dig Deep 解谜》 this December on all digital platforms worldwide today. This is Nathan’s second Mandarin single released by Warner Music China in 2019.
Produced by Joy Deb of Northbound Studios and co-written with Patrik Jean and Tom Liljegren in Stockholm, Sweden earlier this year in May, 《Dig Deep 解谜》 is a mid-tempo power ballad that features Nathan’s soulful vocal chops with Chinese lyrics by 许媛婷Yuan Teng Hooi. As his first collaboration foray across different countries (the track is mastered by Sterling Sounds’ Joe LaPorta, who worked on releases by Frank Ocean and Solange amongst others, in New York), the song sees Nathan honing his songwriting craft onto another level.
Says Nathan, “《Dig Deep 解谜》 is an exploration of vulnerability and is based on my own personal journey with it. Being vulnerable with the people you love is something much easier said than done. Growing up, we sometimes condition ourselves to build our walls up so high, that we don’t even realize how much we keep to ourselves. This song is about finding that special someone who makes you want to change for the better, someone you want to let into your heart.”
The music video for the single also drops today on Nathan’s official YouTube channel and serves as a prequel story arc to his previous music video for 《Make It Right 排过的队》, released earlier this September. Since its release, 《Make It Right 排过的队》also earned a much-coveted spot on Apple Music China’s “The 100 Best Song of 2019” editorial playlist.
Capping off 2019 with the release of《Dig Deep 解谜》, Nathan is currently working on a series of releases in both Mandarin and English due for release in 2020. Stay tuned on Nathan’s various social media platforms for more updates in the months to come.