Farewell Angel


Seasonal digital capsules by art and music label SYNDICATE

SYNDICATE presents new works in an exploration of fresh collaborations, experiments and pollination between artists, designers and creatives of various disciplines. What are the forms and narratives of a performance, when the performer is removed from the traditional setting with a physical audience? Are there specific rituals that arise in the digital sphere? Explore a kaleidoscopic view of scenes that lie somewhere between utopia and dystopia.
An experimental short video traversing the worlds of Angel-527, a character developed by Malaysia's leftfield pop maverick Shelhiel for his SUPERSTROBE EP.  The release is famed for its storyline told through music videos.    Hidden within the experimental short, is a never seen before live performance of "Runnin, Merindu" and several flashbacks as Angel-527 contemplates his next move.    

"The song originated as a ballad about transposing one self back in time to past positive memories. For Farewell Angel, I reworked the composition to feature a string arrangement with more melancholic undertones.  This is the official farewell for Angel-527, and the closing chapter to SUPERSTROBE" - Shelhiel
No stranger to the regional music scene, Shelhiel has toured across Southeast Asia, playing festivals and shows including Good Vibes Festival and Urbanscapes, while also opening for acts such as Hyukoh, FKJ and Crystal Castles. He has been lauded on publications including i-D, JUICE, Mulazine and Buro, and recently won the Malaysia PWH Music Award 馬來西亞娛協獎 (Yu Xie Jiang) award for best arrangement for one of his productions
– Shio’s Extrication, which was also picked up by Netflix as a theme song for The Ghost Bride. Another one of his collaborative works - AAA with NYK, for which he co- wrote and co-produced has also garnered over 40 million streams on Chinese music platforms to date since its release in March. His latest debut EP SUPERSTROBE was selected as NME’s “The 25 Best Asian Albums of 2020".
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