Singaporean producer and singer-songwriter yams has announced the release of his latest 14-track album day/dreams.
Ahead of the album release, he has dropped his brand new single, ‘do you drive a nice car’.
‘do you drive a nice car’ starts as a soulful, gospel influenced ballad, quickly progressing into an upbeat rap verse featuring spoken word. The song ends in a heart-rendering vocal solo; with unapologetic lyrics and dense rhymes centered around imperfect oppositions, this single connects a mother’s pursuit of freedom and money, and the nation’s dream of a family and a home.
“This single captures many central themes of the upcoming album – dreaming, longing, loss. It’s a very specific song about a very specific story – my history with my mother,” yam says of the song. “Emotionally, this single is the album’s core, which revolves around the deep colours of trauma that are explored within the song.”
Accompanying the single, a music visualiser video was also released. Watch it below.