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Philippines and Singapore’s Gail Belmonte releases ‘Tonight’ via Umami Records

R&B/soul singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte has released her debut single “Tonight” via Singapore-based indie label Umami Records. A chill track with that feel-good fairy dust sprinkled on top, the song is about enjoying the night, slowing down and taking the time to soak in its magical beauty.

“I’m quite the night owl and work best during the nighttime so I decided to write a whole song about how much I love the night,” Belmonte said. “In writing ‘Tonight,’ I felt a sense of safety in the night and I wanted to portray that in the most comfortable and magical way possible and that’s throwing a bit of love in there.”

“The most important thing to me is that it’s completely okay to feel vulnerable on your own in the dark of night,” Belmonte continued. “And it is okay to slow down every once in a while and let the night time take over.”

 

Belmonte’s voice is a formidable instrument. It fits the easygoing charm and brimming sensuality of “Tonight.”

Moreover, Belmonte’s singing style works pretty well in the context of flowy arrangements and vintage sounds and it somehow finds fascinating corners within the urban pop appeal of “Tonight.”

 

Born and raised in Singapore, Belmonte, who is of Filipino descent, started singing and performing from an early age and has won and appeared in numerous singing competitions in Singapore and Philippines since 2016. The singer-songwriter made her theater debut in Pangdemonium’s staging of the Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” in 2017.

Also, Belmonte has been featured on tracks by artists like fulses, thecolorfractal, Fingerfunk and Tim De Cotta. The Filipino-Singaporean R&B artist is finally ready to put out her own music with three singles planned for release in 2020, in which she explores the effects of love, heartache, falling apart and putting yourself back together again.

“Tonight” is available everywhere. Check the links at Umami Records.

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