Need a pat on the back? Listen to Subsonic Eye and you’ll get a hug instead.
Signed under Middle Class Cigars, Subsonic Eye is a Singapore-based dream-pop band—made up of Wahidah, Daniel, Jared, Spencer, and Lucas—that loves to embrace the hearts of those who are sad and blue through their music, which explains why they’re best characterised “happy music for sad people“.
The quintet’s music is like a trip down memory lane, where everything familiar blankets you to sleep on a rainy, gloomy day…or if where you live is sweltering hot, well then their songs can also serve as a zesty iced tea, a truly refreshing friend. Subsonic Eye holds one of the best-selling dream pop albums on Bandcamp, titled Strawberry Fields. The band was also fortunate enough to play alongside international acts such as Yuck, the fin., A Place to Bury Strangers, playing festivals like Baybeats Festival and alongside Asian shoegaze stalwarts Thud in Hong Kong, amongst many other shows over the years.
An embodiment of internal experiences centered around teenage angst, expressions of love, self-doubt and helplessness, Subsonic Eye describes Strawberry Feels as an album held close to their hearts. This 10-track album is a collection of love letters, exciting novels and sad short stories that they wish to share with the listeners.
Strawberry Feels has managed to clinch a spot in Bandcamp’s much coveted New & Notable, Apple Music’s The A-List & Spotify’s Indie Shuffle. You can watch the charming and interactive music video for the album’s lead single ‘Sun Kissed Skin’ here.
Subsonic Eye will be flying around Southeast Asia with their lablemate Sobs starting February 25 until March 12, with shows lined up across Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, and of course, Manila!