Jean Tan is a singer-songwriter based in Singapore. Her music is a blend of folk and other influences (e.g. indie, electronica, jazz), inspired by artistes such as Beth Orton, Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, and Lianne La Havas. Her songs are confessional and poetic narratives, often depicting life with raw authenticity.
Jean Tan has performed at the National Stadium and Gardens by the Bay for SEA Games 2015, having written a song for the games called 'Colours' for the Songs of the Games compilation (also featuring artistes like Gentle Bones, The Sam Willows, and Charlie Lim). She opened for Michael W. Smith in 2013, and has performed at events like Zandari Festa 2017 (Seoul, Korea), Singapore Night Festival 2016, Starker Music Festival, and Riverside Flow. Jean Tan's song 'Waiting for Love' is also recently featured on the Korea-Singapore collaboration album, Danzzan Date, featuring Becka, Hubbabubbas, G-Urban, Dawn of the Day, and other indie artistes.
Jean Tan went through 6 operations in her growing years due to a birth impediment, and later on became diagnosed with kidney disease at 24. She often weaves her life challenges into her songs and uses her music for social good. Jean Tan has performed and shared her story in schools, teenage homes, and at events in support of Halogen Foundation, World Vision, Relief Singapore, Operation Smile, Architects of Life, and more.
Jean Tan's latest EP 'Hideaway' was launched on 27 Oct 2017. Produced by Kevin Foo (who has worked with Linying, Charlie Lim, Steve McQueens) and Cascine electronic artiste et aliae, it is the first volume of a double-EP series on Winter // Spring, and includes her latest singles 'Walls' and 'Crowns'. 'Hideaway' is distributed by Umami Records on all major streaming platforms.