Asian pop: Pluto by Kiat Goh

Asian pop: Pluto by Kiat Goh
Singer Kiat Goh.

PLUTO / Kiat Goh / Warner Music Singapore

The debut album from local singer Kiat Goh takes the listener on an unusual journey. From Pluto to Belt Of Venus to North Star, the titles alone conjure up images of celestial bodies traversing the vastness of space.

It is a classy and cohesive record with music by Goh and lyrics by Johnson Ong, who has written for veteran artist Tracy Huang.

There is a lazy, jazzy vibe on the track Aurora as he sings: "Thinking of you in this coldest season/My heart is pounding/Can you come closer to me and warm my heart."

The classically trained Goh has a richly warm voice which offers refuge in the inky darkness.

On the lead single Pluto, he croons over plaintive strings: "Hey, through the vicissitudes of the world/Happiness still lies by your side/Trapped in a cold world/Love is icebound and forever sealed away."

A consistently compelling journey.

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