After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “It’s You.”
A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones.
“I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.”
The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No. 57 overall, and has received significant push after SB19’s Stell mentioned the song in a group interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. “It’s You” has also peaked at No. 2 and No. 7 on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 and Spotify Pop Rising Philippines respectively, No. 1 on Spotify Singapore and Malaysia Viral 50 charts, and No. 3 on Indonesia’s iTunes charts. To date, it has amassed over 42 million streams on Spotify alone, making it one of the biggest songs in the Southeast Asian region.
Few months ago, Sezairi also released a brand-new single called “Blue” which features up and coming Korean artist and fellow Sony Music labelmate, msftz. The smooth and jazzy pop funk number has an upbeat tempo and welcomes listeners into a proverbial safe space to talk about matters of the heart.
According to Sezari, ‘Blue’ is a song that he wrote to remind himself that “loving each other means that you share a space, free of all judgement and anger.” He adds, “the song is in itself a conversation — a call of vulnerability that requires a pillar of support in response.”