Singapore-Australian funk-pop songstress Haneri (formerly Daphne Khoo) released her new single “Y Didn’t You Say So” last week and StarShine can’t get enough of it!
“Y Didn’t You Say So” is both an upbeat, fun bop as well as an honest reﬂection about growing from past mistakes and learning to love and accept yourself.
This feel-good jam is available wherever you stream music! We added it to our September Spotify playlist and will keep it on repeat.
Bonus: The music video for “Y Didn’t You Say So” came out yesterday. Watch below!
Keep scrolling to read what Haneri has to say about the the meaning behind the song.
Watch the Music video for "Y Didn't You Say So" - Haneri
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Haneri on “Y Didn’t You Say So”:
“‘Y Didn’t You Say So’ is my way of being fed up and frustrated, but also laughing oﬀ how men don’t know how to tell you what they want. It embraces my ability to ask a guy out ‘hey, what’s your name?’ which is something in the past I would never have done (I mean it’s something I still have to work on). But in ﬁnding that strength realizing that nothing in life needs to be taken too seriously and being confused and in like with someone is ok. I’m sure the ambiguity with dating these days is hella frustrating and this song is all about that giddy and nauseating time where no one knows if it’s for fun or for keeps. We’re all growing. So I thought why not grow up, and say it to him in a song.”
Haneri is set to release another single this year (which we can’t wait to share), leading up to the release of her EP MILLIONA, due out late November. She aims to bring out her bold new self with MILLIONA. In her words, “Be you. Be weird. Be amazing”. Stay tuned for the upcoming music video for “Y Didn’t You Say So” out on September 22.
Haneri emerged on the scene in 2017, gracing the Spotify New Music Friday cover and charting at #9 in Singapore and 6 other countries with her ﬁrst singles “Burning Up” and “Feel Alright”. She’s also seen success in the EDM world with her co-releases with DJ/Producer DASCO, Dash Berlin and more. Her latest tracks highlight Haneri’s gift of blending genres and expressive songwriting into lovable and highly addicting pop/funk/disco jams. All proving she really is an artist to have on your radar in 2020 and beyond.
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