Will Beale, Aeriqah & Wovensound Collaborate On Nostalgic Indie-pop Love Song

A wave of romantic nostalgia for loved ones, indie pop listeners, and friends who love a good road-trip tune on their daily commute.

Cover art by @ihasamic

Getting the ball rolling for 2024’s local music releases, singer-songwriter/poet Will Beale, producer/guitarist Wovensound (Vinod Dass) and singer-songwriter aeriqah have just released ‘Momentary Lives‘ on Spotify and Apple Music, accompanied by a lyric video on YouTube.

Fans and listeners can also look forward to a live video of the song on 12 January, which features the trio and their friends having an intimate rooftop jamming session.

This track is the second single of Will Beale and Wovensound’s EP, titled Matryoshka, with many more singles underway.

Listen to the EP’s first single Matryoshka here.

Momentary Lives’ narrates a story in the nostalgic realms of Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunset’ trilogy, where happenstance meetings between two people turn into (what feels like) whole lives lived in a very short amount of time.

Though the time may be compressed, the emotions or connection are no less important or strong – and so two people walk into each other’s lives, go through changes together, and then go on their lives apart.

The song’s musicality is inspired by bands and musicians such as Hozier, The Lumineers, Bon Iver, Ben Howard, RY X and other indie legends.

The Cover Art for Momentary Lives was captured by filmmaker, rapper, singer and photographer Ihasamic! in Chinatown, Singapore.

‘Momentary Lives’ is out now on all music streaming platforms.


About Will Beale

Will Beale is a singer/songwriter and poet from Melbourne, Australia. At 25 he launched his first poetry book called They Call Us Loud in Malaysia.

The next year, Will represented the state of Victoria at the Australian National Poetry Slam in 2016, performing at the Sydney Opera House.

Today he performs at gigs and literary festivals in Singapore. His first EP of music, Matryoshka, will be launched soon with Believe Music.

About Wovensound

Vinod Dass aka Wovensound is a Straits Times / NME featured producer/musician/educator who holds a Degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production from JMC Academy in Melbourne.

His works include sound design work which has been featured globally in Film Festivals around the world (Melbourne/IRAN/Mexico/NewYork). As well as music production work that has been featured locally (Straits Times) as well as abroad (NME magazine).

His passion for the live stage also brought him to Brisbane, Australia to play at the Dead of Winter Festival (2019) as well as being able to open for Multi Major award winner Hariharan when he came to Singapore in 2019. Most recently he was part of the lineup for Singapore’s biggest local festival Baybeats (2021), Formula 1 Night Rice (2022), and Esplanade’s Soul Jam (2023) under his moniker Wovensound.

He continues his passions by helping brands with audio solutions as well as expanding his work in the creative domain.

Related read: DRU CHEN, WOVENSOUND, AND IHASAMIC! TEAMS UP IN NEW SINGLE ‘GATHER ROUND’

About aeriqah

Singapore-based artist, aeriqah, describes herself as a singer/storytelling-songwriter in a post-genre world. Though if anyone asks, indie-folk with some influence of pop and musical theatre. She believes in being intersectional with her beliefs on human rights because there is space for everybody.

aeriqah made her debut as a solo singer/songwriter in 2017 after having performed for most of her life. She then went on to be a part of the 2018/2019 batch of mentees in the NOISE Music Mentorship Programme, where she was mentored by Sara Wee of 53A.

She has been a featured performer in events by The Esplanade and Pinkdot, while also being a familiar face on the streets as a busker, making it to the semi-finals of DBS Busking by the Bay in 2018. In 2020, aeriqah was one of the 10 acts chosen for The Great Singapore Replay Season 2 where she was guided by Sezairi and the producers at Zendyll Records to create a new song.

She has since been recording and releasing music with producer, Tim De Cotta. In August 2022, she hosted a sold-out album launch show at Aliwal Arts Centre for her debut album, All We Have, supported by the National Arts Council Singapore.

aeriqah’s EP, House Parties, was released on 1 September 2023. She hosted two themed shows in October and November to celebrate its launch.

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