Monday, July 22, 2013

National Day song sees covers

My Paper, Monday, July 22, 2013, Page A3, News, Song debate
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Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20130722-438976.html
By Jocelyn Tan, tanjoce@sph.com.sg, My Paper, Monday, Jul 22, 2013



A screen grab of the music video for Shine Singapore, composed and performed by singer-songwriter Lorraine Tan.
A screen grab of the music video for Shine Singapore, composed and performed by singer-songwriter Lorraine Tan.
PHOTO: Online Hit: A screen grab of the music video for Shine Singapore, composed and performed by singer-songwriter Lorraine Tan. Some have suggested that it be made the official National Day song.
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SINGAPORE - The official National Day song, One Singapore, garnered a flood of negative reviews following its release last week and many Singaporeans have gone online to post alternative versions of the song with reworked melodies as well as lyrics.

Some have even suggested that a song called Shine Singapore, composed by Ms Lorraine Tan, 34, should be made the official National Day song instead.



Shine Singapore, composed by Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
PHOTO: Shine Singapore, composed by Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
Lorraine filming Shine Singapore MTV 2013 @ the Marina Barrage Singapore
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English and Mandarin music videos for Shine Singapore were shot and uploaded to YouTube last Sunday, with the English version garnering over 31,000 views as of 8pm yesterday.

Shine Singapore will be performed at a National Day charity fund-raising concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Aug 6.

Proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise will go to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.



Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn with Charmian Tee.
PHOTO: Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn with Charmian Tee.
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Speaking to My Paper, Ms Tan said that National Day songs are "very difficult to write", adding that "it is always very challenging to meet the expectations and standards set by the older songs".

Ms Tan added that the composition of National Day songs should incorporate public opinion to reflect what Singaporeans want in a song.



My Singapore 2013
PHOTO: Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
My Singapore 2013 "SHINE SINGAPORE" MTV English and Chinese versions now on Youtube
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One Singapore was composed by music director Elaine Chan, 42, with actress Selena Tan, 42, providing the lyrics.

Another popular alternative which has gained traction was put together in less than a day by home-grown band Pitch Feather and posted online last Thursday.

Their version has since received over 12,000 plays on music-streaming site SoundCloud.



Lorraine Tan's youngest 2 yr old fan; her niece Reyes BB who can sing 'My Singapore' already.... (2 words).
PHOTO: Lorraine Tan's youngest 2 yr old fan; her niece Reyes BB who can sing 'My Singapore' already.... (2 words).


Band frontman Alberta Leong, 25, said that when she first heard the original One Singapore, she felt that its arrangement was too complicated. She said: "Certain parts of the (phrasing) were a little awkward. It came across as (a song from) a musical more than a theme song that common folk could sing along to."

Only after a few listens did she realise that the song had good chord progression and would sound better with a rearrangement.

There is also an acoustic-guitar version of One Singapore by Ms Tan Siling, 25, lead singer of home-grown band The Animal Parade, which got over 17,000 views after it was posted on YouTube last Wednesday.


Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
PHOTO: Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīnLorraine filming Shine Singapore MTV 2013 @ the Marina Barrage Singapore


A clip by home-grown songwriter and producer Eli T, who recorded a soulful organ cover of the song, has received over 10,000 views since last Thursday.

In a prologue to the video, he said he initially "hated on" One Singapore, but felt that the song had a "really good melody line".


Lorraine filming Shine Singapore MTV 2013 @ the Marina Barrage Singapore
PHOTO: Ms Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
Lorraine filming Shine Singapore MTV 2013 @ the Marina Barrage Singapore


Home-grown music producer Leonard Soosay said that One Singapore's composition is "weak" and that covers have emerged because of unhappiness among patriotic Singaporeans.

He said: "It is not that (National Day Parade organisers) cannot produce good songs. They can, but the song needs to be given to the right people to compose."
 
By Jocelyn Tan, tanjoce@sph.com.sg, My Paper, Monday, Jul 22, 2013

 
"My Singapore" 2013 community & charity project by Lorraine Tan 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn, in celebration of National Day: "SHINE SINGAPORE" THEME SONG

From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-7HKFduAqA

Official Beneficiary: THE STRAITS TIMES SCHOOL POCKET MONEY FUND
Proceeds of CDs, T-shirts and Concert tickets are FULLY DONATED.
 
My Singapore 2013 CHARITY CONCERT :
6 AUG 2013, 730pm Esplanade Concert Hall. Sponsor a Kid's ticket at $68.
 
To Buy Tickets Email: Mysgticketing@singapore.com or
Call: 91682947 for enquiries

Buy CDs & T-shirts @ HMV & all Singapore Sa Sa outlets

Presenting Charity Sponsor: CapitaLand Hope Foundation ( Philanthropy Arm of CapitaLand)
Co-Presenter: Lam Chuan Import-Export Pte Ltd
SHINE SINGAPORE LYRICS
Songwriters: Shaowen (Dr. SM Yuen) & Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯
Chén lì xīn
Lyrics & Vocals : Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯
Chén lì xīn
Music Produced by Wedding Harmony & Pink Piano Productions
MTV Produced by Oh Boy Productions


Once upon a time when hope was lost
All alone nowhere to go
Then you came to lend a helping hand
You gave me strength
for this was what you said

Don't be afraid Don't stop believing
Hope is a shining light that guides and shows the way
(You can) Be brave and take a step of faith
Make the world a better place
for you and I will lead the way

We'll keep on shining, Shine Singapore
Reach out to every friend show them that you care
(Just) Keep on shining
One voice one heart we'll keep the love alive
Stand up for what is right
the stars are shining bright ( as long as stars...... shines bright)


Visit FB pages:
www.facebook.com/mysingapore.by.lorraine­tan
www.facebook.com/lorrainetan.fanpage

Artiste's Website: www.lorrainetan.com


My Singapore 2013 community & charity project by Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn: "SHINE SINGAPORE" THEME SONG in Mandarin

From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5GQDdDlbHc

Official Beneficiary: THE STRAITS TIMES SCHOOL POCKET MONEY FUND
Proceeds of CDs, T-shirts and Concert tickets are FULLY DONATED.

My Singapore 2013 CHARITY CONCERT : 6 AUG 2013, 730pm Esplanade Concert Hall. Sponsor a Kid's ticket at $68.
 
To Buy Tickets Email: Mysgticketing@singapore.com or
Call: 91682947 for enquiries

Presenting Charity Sponsor: CapitaLand Hope Foundation ( Philanthropy Arm of CapitaLand)
Co-Presenter: Lam Chuan Import-Export Pte Ltd


唱:陈莉芯 Chén lì xīn
曲: 袁少文 Yuán shào wén,陈莉芯
Chén lì xīn
词:耳卵石 ěr luǎn ​shí, 陈莉芯
Chén lì xīn

城市里 人来人往
脚步声 太冲忙
偶然忘了 将速度放慢
感受世界 感受快乐片断

每一个人 都拥有力量
去协助 去拯救 用爱 战胜黑暗
每一颗心 都拥有梦想
逆境让人更坚强 勇敢就能看见希望

用真心感动 勇敢去梦
请握住我的手 一起向前走

每一句感谢,都附上一道发自内心的笑容
快乐世界大同,换大大的感动 (心动不如行动)

(小小一个举动,换大大的感动,爱是我们心中,最幸福的感动)


My Singapore: A Community and Charity Project by Lorraine Tan, 陈莉芯
Chén lì xīn
Visit FB pages:
www.facebook.com/mysingapore.by.lorraine­tan
www.facebook.com/lorrainetan.fanpage



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Lyrics: 歌词 gē​ cí
Charity fund raising: 慈善募捐 cí shàn mù juān
Arrangement: 编曲 biān qǔ
Patriotic: 爱国的 ài guó de



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