FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 9th 2010
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Written, performed, recorded, produced, lyrics by Shueh-li Ong. Photo & coverart by S Ong
“Australian-born Singapore recording artist, Shueh-li Ong (pronounced Shelley) releases a new single ‘I’m leaving you a message’ after retreating to her Nashville home studio, Summer of 2010. Best known for the way she melds electronic-pop-rock-jazz genres in her song-writing and production, ‘Singapore’s 1st & only diva of the theremin’ (Straits Times) weaves in the sci-fi instrument with synths, piano, the guqin and playful use of auto-tuning in a song that tells the story of an individual disconnected from a relationship and life while fixated on another his phone offers.
WIN THE PRE-RELEASE SONG CONTEST
For my fans and supporters
“Thanks to all for being a part of this and congratulations to the winners! I had a great time playing a real piano in this song, as well as having my guqin appear once again; I concentrated on the theremin and tin-whistle in my last CD. Nashville is surrounded by amazing song and lyric writers. They inspired me to make my story-telling more colloquial and less cryptic; to take time to tell a story. In this song, my voice emotes as the story-teller rather than heavily effected as I have often done in the past.
I hope you enjoy ‘I’m leaving you a message’ as much as I have enjoyed producing it and, keep a look out for my next song!” ~ Shueh-li
I’M LEAVING YOU A MESSAGE
Instruments : voice, theremin, guqin, piano, synths.
Thanks to Miktek for the use of the C7 and C5 condensers, and Westone for the in-ears used for monitoring.
Chorus ~ Interference, you are a bad connection, Like a droplet in a waterfall
Drowning my voice in your noise
Verse 1 ~ I sit next to you while you stare at your hand, I try to talk to you but I’m not getting anywhere
Something or somebody’s always caught in my way, I’m leaving you a message “see you one fine day!”
Verse 2 ~ I try to make polite, our conversation, About what you’re doing, and the music that you play
But when the phone rings; you are lost in your own world, I’m leaving you a message “see you one fine day!”
Bridge ~ Whenever I’m with you, you stare at your phone, or someone’s on their way, you’ve got to get home, But whenever I call, I have to ‘leave my number at the tone’
You tell me that your world revolves around me, yet whenever I call, you’re not on the line for me, I see