25 Jun '17, 6am

#Baybeats Budding Band x #Baybeats Budding Editorial Team FXTRT Tackle Social Issues With a Touch of Whimsy...

#Baybeats Budding Band x #Baybeats Budding Editorial Team FXTRT Tackle Social Issues With a Touch of Whimsy...

These thoughts often emerge through some sort of narrative crafted by Jack, their lyricist-not-vocalist. Settle Kettle started out when the band sat down and wondered what it would be like to be rice farmers whose daughters wanted Prada bags though it eventually evolved into a whole spiel about social mobility. But the band is under no Bob Dylanesque illusions about their music. Of his lyrics, Jack muses, “You can get (the message) but honestly you don't want to, you just want to listen to us singing about drinking tea.” The sentiment here is not regret. Perhaps it is the idylls of 21st century Singaporean society that the average concertgoer can afford to be socially apathetic, and the band has embraced the reality of such an audience. While FXTRT is definitely a band with something to say, in the words of the ever loquacious Jack, “We don't want it to be that alone, we d...

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