Corrinne May – She’s a Singaporean!

September 28th, 2007 by Ah Doe

Oh my God! Corrinne May is a Singaporean Chinese!

That’s amazing isn’t it? If you have heard her songs, I bet you can’t tell that she is a Chinese.

Just saw her on the MyNewspaper.

Corrine May

So sorry, it’s in Chinese, I will translate it into English for your convenience. 🙂

(Can I get any translation jobs in the future?)

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Dempsey Road is no stranger to Singaporeans. There are wine cellars and restaurants here. This place is filled with countryside atmosphere instead of the suffocating forests of skyscrapers.

Block 8th till 11th has been acquired by Country City Investment and developed into a unique spot for working and living. It’s named “Dempsey Hill”.

Currently residing in L.A. US, Corrinne May came back to Singapore for the release of her 4th album “Beautiful Seed”. Mynewspaper invited her to discover the joy of life at Dempsey Hill during her break.

Corrinne May started her singing career in US, year 2000. Some famous songs from her are “Fly Away” and “Safe in a CrazyWorld”. Her low-pitched and powerful voice touched many fans.

There are numerous Corrinne’s fans around me (The reporter) and they felt that her voice has healing-ability. It’s relieving and comfortable after listening to her voice despite of the frustration and stress resulted from a hard day.

After graduating for NUS, Corrinne further studied Music in Boston. I think that she is quite mysterious because she can be hardly seen in the local for the past 10 years.

“Mysterious? Actually not, just that I seldom return to Singapore, but I will go home at least once a year to visit my parents, relatives and friends. My life is plain, my daily routine is composing, working, sleeping for more than 8 hours, keeping myself optimistic and praying hard.”

“This album is named as “Beautiful Seed” because the concept of seed is often forgotten. Even the tiniest, unobvious object plays a big role.”

“The initial point of our life is a seed. I hope to write songs that bring optimism and hope to people. My songs are very organic, original and fulfils the definition of seeds.”

About her favourite song in her album, she recommends “City of Angles” that depicts the bright, shiny side against the poor, fallen side of L.A. “Five loaves and Two Fishes” is another favourite song, inspired by her favourite fable in the Bible.

On the very day during photography session, that was her first time to Dempsey Road.

“I think this place is beautiful and comfortable. It doesn’t feel so Singapore. It’s a pity that we are short of time today, I will come back in future during my spare time.”

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I first heard her “On the Side of Me” at Class 95 and started to pay attention to this female singer. To my surprise, she is not as famous as some other singers whose songs were repeatedly played at the same radio station. Anyway, I waited for her songs everyday.

Today, she appeared in the newspaper, and to my surprise, she is from Singapore!

Well done! She is another precious (No, not that Sm顧ol in LOTR) of Singapore….

6 Responses to “Corrinne May – She’s a Singaporean!”

  1. fran Says:

    i enjoy her songs. recently purchase her latest album. do you have the music scores of love song for #1 and on the side of me?

  2. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Fran,

    I haven’t work on the piano sheets you requested yet, but it is in my list now.

    Thanks for the suggestion and patience.

  3. fran Says:

    thanks! looking forward to them!

  4. AhDoe - Music as an International Language » Blog Archive » On the Side of Me by Corrinne May Says:

    […] recalled that I just got to know Corrinne May through newspaper last year, and I’ve blogged about her during last year’s September at […]

  5. fee Says:

    do you have the score for ‘safe in crazy world;? i love that song!

  6. Ray Says:

    do you have the scores for FLY AWAY?

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