Hong Kong R&B artist Gareth.T has released his first single via Singapore based indie label Umami Records. Titled “best me i can,” it is a smooth R&B song filled with lush harmonies and soulful grooves.
“best me i can” is about making the most of our short lives and always striving to be the best version of ourselves. Gareth.T said, “I wrote this song after my grandma passed away recently.”
“Even though we weren’t that close and it didn’t emotionally affect me too much, it really got me thinking about how short and fragile life is and that time doesn’t really stop for anyone,” Gareth.T continued. “So in the song I kinda reflect on my 20 years of life, and I’ve come to a conclusion, that I’m going to try to be the best me I can, everyday.”
Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Gareth.T is studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Being a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer gives him the complete creative freedom to express his own unique style, which can be heard throughout his repertoire.
In this self-produced track, Gareth.T takes influences from 80s/90s R&B and combines them with modern elements like the drums and 808s, creating a novel blend of new and old. He explained. “I think the line ‘best me I can’ would be the most important thing in the song and the part I like the most as it’s a really simple concept to get but with some lush harmonies and the soulful groove, the cheesiness of the line is taken away.”
In 2020, Gareth.T has been releasing a track every month. He will be keeping up this prolific pace moving forward.
“best me i can” is available. Check the links on Umami Records.