Homegrown mandopop singer Tanya Chua returns with a brand new album.
Titled Depart, the songstress released the album on Friday (13/08). The 10-song collection features collaborations with Ayanga (阿雲嘎), and Italian-French singer-songwriter Carla Bruni. Depart marks as a follow-up to her 2018 studio album 我要給世界最悠長的濕吻 (Kisses For The World).
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On making the album, Chua said in an Instagram post: “The fast-changing world is uncontrollable, but the only thing that remains unchanged is my passion. Therefore, I decided to pick up the guitar, using the simplest form to make the most complicated dream, and bring you along with me freely in the space of music.”
Chua says the album was the first time that she composed, arranged, and recorded the songs in her own home studio. “I’ve set off on my own musical journey, but unexpectedly also connected and cooperated with musicians from all over the world,” Chua said in an Instagram post.
To coincide with the release of the album, Chua also released a new music video for the track ‘讓浪漫作主 (Romanticism)’. Watch it here below:
Depart is supported by the singles ‘出走’, ‘Bluebirds’, and ‘Photographs’, with the latter featuring Bruni. This year, she was a lecturer at GMA Occupying Academia 2021 in April, and she has collaborated with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a special performance of her National Day Parade song ‘Where I Belong’ for Singapore’s 56th birthday.
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