In 2016, Tan launched his second EP Geniuses and Thieves, shifting from indie folk-pop tunes to a more polished, synthetic and bass-driven genre. The singles, "Geniuses & Thieves", "Liar ft Linying" and "Shifting Over" have drawn widespread acclaim since its release.
In 2017, Tan begun the launch of the “B4NGER PROJECT”, a collaboration with prolific Singaporean DJ/producer MYRNE, piecing together a meticulous
playlist of alternative pop tunes that blends both Gentle Bones’ emotional songwriting and MYRNE’s unique house grooves. "JU1Y" cast a global spotlight on Singaporean music after a feature on Asian American mass media company, 88rising's FRESH DELIVERY series.
Gentle Bones released his third extended play (EP) Michelle, in October 2018, featuring the singles "I Wouldn't Know Any Better Than You" and "Be My Ocean".