Singaporean singer-songwriter Gen Neo recently released his new single “Blame It On Me.”
The 33-year-old South Korea-based composer and producer, who was born Liang Genrong, is behind K-pop acts such as Got7 (“Present: You,” 2018), Gugudan (“Act. 3 Chococo Factory,” 2017), 4Minute (“Act. 7,” 2016), Super Junior (“Super Show 5,” 2013) and f(x) (“Pink Tape,” 2013).
On Thursday, he released “Blame It On Me,” the first single of his first-ever all-English EP which is slated for a September release.
“Blame It On Me” kickstarts a string of song releases from the upcoming EP, whose title has yet to be announced. The song “Relapse” will be released on Aug. 12 followed by “Till the Morning” in mid-September. Gen Neo’s label Monster Entertainment teased in a press release that one of the other upcoming tracks, “Like California,” will feature a female R&B artist.
The EP will have four or five tracks in total, with each song set to be accompanied by a visual release to reflect Gen Neo’s affinity toward the interplay of film, fashion and visual aesthetics.
Gen Neo’s anticipated EP is the successor to his 2020 EP “Ad Astra,” which showcases his influential sounds in the R&B Mandopop landscape.
A classically trained pianist and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he became friends with fellow Monster Entertainment labelmate Henry Lau, Gen Neo’s love of R&B led him to self-produce works starting in 2015 with “Think About Us” and then in 2016 with “Stop Sugar,” his first Mandopop single. He has also collaborated with notable K-pop artists such as former Miss A member Fei on the 2018 track “Will You Won’t You” and f(x) member Amber on the 2016 track “On My Own” and the 2018 track “Right Now.”