Singapore’s rising star Josh Makazo has released his latest single, “Hours,” via No Saints Allowed. The release is accompanied by a visually stunning music video. The video, directed by Salihin Ramli and produced by Abundant Productions, explores Asian Sci-Fi. It depicts Makazo’s character risking everything to reconnect with a past lover using forbidden technology.

Emotional Depth and Personal Reflection

“Hours” reflects on the bittersweet process of reminiscing about a past relationship. Partnered with Makazo’s haunting melodies and vivid lyricism conveying the need to let go. He shares, “The song is a capsulation of emotions I had pent up for a very long time about a specific relationship.”

As a self-produced artist, Makazo’s creative process involves meticulous layering of melodies and crafting arrangements that reflect the raw emotions of heartbreak and reflection. His dedication to complete creative control ensures that every note harmonizes with his vision.

A Promising Future

Josh Makazo’s new release follows the success of his debut album ‘GRADIENT,’ which has garnered over 20 million streams across platforms. His viral hit “half of my heart” alone gained 2.3 million streams within 60 days. Recognized as the #2 “Most-Viewed Artist” on TikTok in Singapore last year, Makazo continues to solidify his position as one of the region’s most exciting breakout artists of 2024.

With “Hours,” Makazo builds on his musical legacy and sets the stage for his upcoming sophomore album, ‘ULTRAVIOLET,’ promising further exploration of themes like love, loss, and self-discovery.

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