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Witness the launch of CANDLE, the latest musical offering from award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Cheng-De Winne. With bilingual songs of light and love, the evening promises to inspire listeners with expressive songwriting, stories of newfound hope and Sarah’s “delightfully soulful voice”.
Made possible with an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign and grant support from the National Arts Council and COMPASS, Sarah Cheng-De Winne’s latest soul-pop offering explores themes of light and love with a long-awaited 4-track bilingual EP. Collaborating again with producer Kavin Hoo (Corrinne May, Tanya Chua), the title track, “Candle” is an energetic indie-pop number that uplifts with its anthemic, driving melody; while second English single, “To Where You Are” takes you on a soul journey with Sarah’s lush harmonies and deep, laid-back grooves.
Best known for her "chocolate velvet vocals", Sarah extends her signature R&B-infused sound to include collaborations with Paula Ma Yu Fen (马玉芬), Taiwan’s most sought-after vocal producer, and Chinese lyric powerhouse Zhang Si’er (JJ Lin, Harlem Yu), to create R&B ballad 爱的恩典 Ai De En Dian (The Grace of Love), a song Sarah wrote to express the depth of a grandmother’s love.
Desiring to express herself authentically as a songwriter, CANDLE also sees Sarah co-writing the Mandarin lyrics on the song 我需要你 Wo Xu Yao Ni (I Need You), an edgy soul-pop number that celebrates finding new life and love. She believes this is an inevitable part of her journey towards becoming a truly bilingual singer-songwriter.
Written, recorded and produced over a period of extensive touring in Taiwan and China with international music production from Los Angeles, Taiwan and Singapore, CANDLE is the culmination of Sarah’s passion to inspire the next generation of changemakers with her unique brand of music for the soul.