Charlie Lim is one of Singapore’s finest song writers/singers.
Stretched between acoustic melancholia, neo-soul, post-rock and electronic-pop – the extremities that mark Charlie Lim’s music, is a certain sense of cinematic gravitas that takes you on a sonic journey set against the rich narratives of life’s tales.
Charlie’s music has since opened doors to the region’s biggest stages – with a 7-city tour across Asia, playing key festivals such as Mosaic Music Festival, The Gathering, Singapore International Jazz Festival, Clockenflap (Hong Kong), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Urbanscapes (Kuala Lumpur), Jarasum Jazz Festival (Seoul) and Music Matters Live.
Charlie was recently chosen to re-imagine Singapore’s 2018 National Day Parade theme song (a re-make of We are Singapore).
How We Helped
Charlie Lim is a singer/songwriter with true potential. The Foundation has funded several music videos to help Charlie’s lobbying campaigns to participate in key music festivals.
He joins four popular and award-winning local artistes to reimagine the Singapore-inspired UTOPIA Symphony in their own styles as part of the UTOPIA Reimagined series, an initiative by The Foundation. He previously took part in the “One Million Towards UTOPIA” campaign for a series of roundtable discussion on the importance of the arts.
Beyond this, The Foundation will enlist Charlie to help mentor and produce the music of younger musicians.
Highlights & Videos
The first collaboration between titans Charlie Lim & Ng Pei-Sian, “Into Dreams” rounds off the UTOPIA Reimagined initiative, commissioned by the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise.
Press Release: Award winners in their respective pop and classical music fields, singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and Ng Pei-Sian, Principal Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, teamed up for the first time to release a single, “Into Dreams”, which released on 4 February 2022 on all major digital platforms.
“uTopia reimagined: chasing” is the third song of the UTOPIA Reimagined initiative, commissioned by the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise. Produced by superjdoug, who sampled different parts of the Singapore-inspired UTOPIA Symphony, this song is the first time which three long-time friends ShiGGa Shay, Aisyah Aziz, and Charlie Lim have worked on together.
As part of the One Million Towards UTOPIA movement, The Foundation invited Charlie Lim & Aisyah Aziz - two of the brightest stars from Singapore...
As part of the One Million Towards UTOPIA movement, The Foundation invited Charlie Lim & Aisyah Aziz – two of the brightest stars from Singapore – to talk us through their journeys as artistes – their struggles, what they’re striving towards, what keeps them focused.
Four of Singapore’s brightest stars listen to the UTOPIA Symphony for the first time – and share their unfiltered responses!