Singapore-based singer-songwriter Jean Tan has officially released an accompanying music video of “Oak Cherry Wine” remix featuring Korean YouTube artiste Yang Jung Eun (양중은). Now available on her YouTube channel, the video for the newly remixed version was directed by Mandy Tay, a Singaporean film director based in Stockholm, Sweden.
The visual narrative features a pair of lovers dancing through the quotidian scenes of Stockholm: traditional meets contemporary and ballet meets street dance, the couple whirl around each other in a dream state, swirling like a glass of oak cherry wine. As a follow up to her recently released five-track extended play “Blooms,” the remix to the spellbinding single “Oak Cherry Wine” is produced by Singaporean music producer Feng Lee and was made available on digital music platforms worldwide on January 29, 2021.
Marrying Tan’s lyrical sensitivity with Yang’s dulcet vocals, this refreshing take stays true to its original composition. The remix is elevated by a new arrangement, a lo-fi beat, the jazz-hop push and pull and the syncopated neo-soul electric piano becoming more than just the sum of its parts.
“It was a surreal experience working across borders while the world was on lockdown for much of 2020,” Tan said. “The collab took off really well because June Eun is such an amazing and friendly guy! I guess we were just trying to make the best out of a crazy year.”
Written in Tan’s distinctive, bluesy vein, “Oak Cherry Wine” is a love song interwoven with Jean’s personal experiences. It tells the story of her personal struggles with kidney disease and of the man who stood by her in the celebratory and difficult moments alike.
Like all truly good romance stories, the song’s lyrics has a bittersweet tinge. It is all the better for it, a love that is tried and true.