Cool, collected and at times philosophical, Singapore’s sweetheart Nathan Hartono saw his career hit new heights when he was the first runner-up of a talent show in China back in 2016.
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Cool, collected and at times philosophical, Singapore’s sweetheart Nathan Hartono saw his career hit new heights when he was the first runner-up of a talent show in China back in 2016. Fans of the singer, who lent his voice to this year’s National Day theme song, can look forward to an upcoming Chinese EP and enjoy a newly released music video for “Dig Deep” on YouTube.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro
WHAT’S IN A PHONE?
“Mine has got lots of random notes filled with incoherent nonsense. And lots of voice notes filled with the same incoherent nonsense.”
Singaporean actor-rapper Yung Raja
“I’m secretly jealous of Yung Raja—he pulls off stuff I can only dream of.”
IN THE SHOPPING CART
“I bought a bunch of things from COS before a photo shoot.”
An MMA fight
“I watch a lot of MMA (mixed martial arts).”
Hartono tucking into his creation
“I made sous vide chicken breast and soba, served with a homemade relish of spring onions, wakame, cucumber, garlic and sesame oil.”
“Mostly sandals these days, really.”
The famous Zocalo square in Mexico City
“I went to LA and Mexico with my family. It was early this year, before the pandemic blew up. It was a magical trip. We had been to LA before, but exploring Mexico was definitely a highlight—it’s so full of colour and spirit.”
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
ON THE READING LIST
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) by Mike McHargue.”
Gucci fall/winter 2020
FIRST MEMORY OF FASHION
“I’d say pretty early on, at 14, when I started performing. I didn’t know what I liked yet, but I knew what I didn’t like. It took me awhile to figure out and finesse my personal style, which prioritises comfort and colours.”
The album cover of Jon Batiste and Cory Wong’s Meditations
“Jacob Collier, and Meditations by Jon Batiste and Cory Wong.”
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