Add Linying to the likes of Stefanie Sun, Kit Chan, JJ Lin and Tanya Chua – Singaporean singers who have contributed their vocal talents to creating the annual National Day songs we’ve come to love. The NDP 2021 song, titled The Road Ahead, features the vocals of Linying, Sezairi Sezali, Shye and Shabir.
Featuring hyper-relevant, introspective lyrics and a rousing, uplifting tune that lingers long after you’ve heard it (in a good way), The Road Ahead was composed by Linying and music producer Evan Low.
Linying may be relatively new to the scene, but the 28-year-old singer-songwriter has racked up an impressive resume.
For starters, Linying was the first Singaporean female artist to sign a multi-rights deal with Universal Music Singapore in 2016, joining the likes of Charlie Lim and Gentle Bones (she has recently moved to Sony Music Singapore). Her 2015 debut single, Sticky Leaves, has amassed millions of plays on Spotify and made the Global Viral 50 chart as well. Linying has also worked with industry names such as Felix Jaehn and KRONO and had her vocals praised by Troye Sivan.
On Jan 14, 2022, Linying dropped her debut album There Could Be Wreckage Here. The album consists of three new songs – ‘This Time, Tomorrow‘, ‘Lovers Stay Right For Each Other’ and ‘Shhh’ ft. MILCK – as well as singles that she had released prior. The album traces Linying’s incisive journey of self-discovery through themes such as love, faith, heartbreak and indulging in fleeting moments of happiness throughout her life.
After checking out the latest music video for the single ‘Good Behaviour’, read on to find out more about Linying – her life, music career, and thoughts about being a creative in Singapore.