Newton Circus - “Games” [Single] (Umami Records)
Add Date: 11/06/2018
Formats: College & Modern Rock Specialty
Artist Info: Newton Circus is a Singapore-based indie-alternative quartet. Compared to the likes of The National, Death Cab for Cutie, and Notwist, their eponymous debut EP in 2013 was given coverage on publications like City Nomads and Culturepush, as well as airplay on LUSH 99.5FM, Newton Circus released singles Twilight and Love You Like That thereafter.
After a hiatus, the band released On & On a four-track EP in 2017 that garnered positive noises around the world. In Japan, blogs and digital publications like Indiegrab and UROROS praised the album’s lyricism; across the Pacific, On & On hit the college radio circuit, getting on rotation at stations like KPFK (Los Angeles, US), Radio Canada (Vancouver, Canada), WLTL (Illinois, US), and more. Back in Singapore, the title track landed on Spotify Singapore’s Viral 50 chart whilst being highlighted by Bandwagon for its well thought-out instrumentation.
"Games" is a song about remembering, in a world that can too easily catch up with you and take over. Inhabiting the persona of a modern dat Peter Pan, the song is an anthemic reminder for all to live lightly and tread with brevity in the fame we call living.
"With Games, we create the mind and space to become children again, to play, to set our curiosity free, to believe in the magical. This way we can write our own stories the way we dream them to be, worth remembering for its fearlessness topped with a sparkle of adventure." — Kenneth Ong