Shrimps in your Dreams is made up of Eunice Pew on guitar and Niesan (sunny) on vocals. We're an indie folk/pop duo that was born out of a mutual love for music and the belief that music belongs to everyone.
How did you gals get together?
Formed in early 2015, what started out as sharing of our favourite songs with each other turned into demo recordings, and eventually became the exchange of originally composed music. It was then that we decided, why not share our joy of music with everyone?
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
We usually follow a certain theme when it comes to creating songs. Currently we are focusing on the theme of ‘Dreams, Hope and Passion’. This theme is inspired by all the people out there who are not only working adults but are individuals who are still passionately pursuing their dreams.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
As we are Shrimps In Your Dreams, we hope to invade our listeners while they are dreaming, which is the most comfortable state of their mind. Hence we really hope to connect with them so they would feel dreamy, hopeful and passionate.
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
We are very sure that there are fellow Singaporeans out there that can relate to our music. For example, ‘Sunny Sunshine’ speaks about an individual who quits his corporate job to pursue his passion of being an entrepreneur. While ‘Sunflower’ speaks about the hope that you hold on to after a huge setback in life. These are situations that one would meet and relate to in any point of their lives.
What do you want your audience to take out after watching you perform live?
We definitely hope to influence our audience to be brave and follow their passion. We also hope to take this chance to encourage the brave individuals that are already on this journey of pursuing your dreams. Like one of our songs, “Rocket”, we want to tell our audience to “Rock It! You are not alone!” So let’s do this together.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
We like how Anaki provides the opportunity and avenue to bands of all genre, from indie folk to rock, post-rock and metal, and that we are encouraged to create our own music, to express ourselves in multi-genres through music. I think we are the quietest band with Anaki this time but we are really glad for this opportunity to showcase our originals and share it with the audience. The people in Anaki are also really fun and down to earth. We haven’t met all, but we sure are looking forward to be plugged into this community!
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
The music scene in Singapore is getting increasingly vibrant especially in the recent years. The success stories of local musicians have inspired many young musicians to follow suit, and to just pursue their passion and dreams. I hope to see a Singapore where the people create their own possibilities, and with a mindset to go ahead and do what would be their interest and passion, with a strong support network by not only the government, but by the community which holds the values and culture that pushes a society forward. The English music scene is moving with momentum and we would like to see a vibrant original Chinese music scene in the near future!