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Dear ticket reseller,

Remember me? We last met earlier this year at Coldplay's ticket sales. I was hoping you've had your fill then, and yet, here we are again. For Ed Sheeran, no less.

Mothership says you're "entrepreneurial". I can already tell that the author of that article is a really nice person, for I could think of 10 other adjectives that are far less kind to describe you. 

Maybe you think I'm overreacting; that this is all but a first-world problem. After all, all that I'm missing out on is a concert, right?



I wonder if you've ever cried yourself to sleep, accompanied only by music that seem to understand you perfectly.

I wonder if you've ever gone through a heartbreak so bad that could only be described by the lyrics of your favourite song.

I wonder if you know how it feels like to finally get the chance to meet the artiste whose music was there for you when no one else was, only to have that very chance taken away by someone lusting after a quick buck. 

Oh well, I guess you don't really care for music, do ya?



I now see that you're insatiable. So while I hope that paths never cross again, it is inevitable that we'll meet again soon. I wonder when that'll be; at the end of this year, or maybe early next year, maybe?

Till then, I hope your week is as wonderful as you are. 


An Ed Sheeran fan


Photo credit: AFP, Viagogo, Carousell

Singapore GP has revealed the headliners that will be gracing our shores this September for the 2017 F1 race. If you haven't seen it already, check out the lineup here:


Alas, the tribe has spoken: Singapore is not impressed.

Having seen the likes of Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey in the past years, the 2017 lineup might just be the least exciting. As someone who have always been pleasantly surprised by the lineups each year, I can't help but feel a tinge of disappointment. It also doesn't help that this could be the last race in the country. Unless a new wave of headliners are to be announced in the coming days, it seems like the F1 race would leave Singapore for the last time with only a fizzle. 

After doing some analysis, I have boiled down the underwhelming 2017 lineup to the lack of these 3 acts (that I would like to strongly urge Singapore GP to consider adding).


1) An Asian Headliner

As pointed out in Facebook comments, it has been 3 years since the F1 race saw their last asian headliner. 



Who would be perfect: X Japan


2) A World-Class Act

The Chainsmokers and Ariana Grande may be some of the recognisable names of today, but... they ain't no Queen. 

Who would be perfect: U2


3) A Veteran Performer For The Non-Teenagers

One of the biggest complaints about the lineup is that it appeals mostly to teens. While one could argue that there's still Duran Duran and Seal for the more seasoned crowd, what about those who fall in between?

Who would be perfect: Foo Fighters


(Photo credits: Facebook, Singapore GP)

Those harmonies though.

Our favourite homegrown band The Sam Willows just dropped their brand new cover of ZAYN and Taylor Swift's I Don't Wanna Live Forever from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.

This is definitely one of the better covers that we have heard from the quartet; from the harmonies that attack us from the start of the video to the verses where we can hear each individual showcasing their vocals is simply just pure music to our ears.

Once again we are reminded of what great musicians every single of one them are and that is exactly what makes them an outstanding band and not one that consists of manufactured puppets produced by a big record label.

Maybe the Fifty Shades Darker producers should consider including this version of the song as a bonus track ;) because it is amazing but nevertheless, we will always be proud of this four-piece group for all the achievements they have accomplished for themselves and for the country.


Photo Credit: YouTube

Spotify's Top Artists Of 2016

By Donwei Dec 29, 2016


Spotify has revealed 2016's top artists and we're thrilled to see so many of our favourites make it to the lists.

Here are some of our favourites and more notable picks!



Drake's love life this year may not flourished as well as he probably would've hoped (with Rihanna in particular), but at least his numbers of Spotify are! The rapper was crowned as the world's most streamed artist and his album, Views, that was dropped in April was also the most streamed abum of the year. And how many times was 2016's top hit a.k.a. One Dance streamed? 970 million times. 


Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande emerged as the most streamed female artist in Singapore and second in the world just behind Rihanna!


Twenty One Pilots

I can't even begin to describe how proud I feel of Twenty One Pilots for being the 4th most streamed artist in the world. Their 2015 album, Blurryface, also deservingly made it as one of 2016's most streamed albums!


Fifth Harmony

How apt is it that Fifth Harmony is 2016's 5th most streamed female artist in both Singapore and across the globe???



The stats have proven that Zayn is on the right direction for going solo. The ex-One Direction member was named as the year's top breakout artist!



Rihanna is 2016's was not only the top R&B artist, but also the most streamed female artist in the world with over 2.5 billion streams to her name!


Panic! At The Disco

I would say that it's been a long time since Panic! At The Disco deviated from their roots in the emo genre, so the fact that they were this year's top emo artist probably shows that many people have been reminiscing of the early 2000s this year!

Here's my top artists and tracks of 2016! 
What about yours? 
(Photo credit: Rolling Stone, Billboard)

Don't you just love putting on Ed Sheeran or James Bay when you're feeling down and out?

Well, apparently, so do most people in Singapore!

Here are the 5 most streamed sad songs on Spotify in Singapore (It's a great list too, if you're looking for sad song recommendations)!



1) We The Kings - Sad Song ft. Elena Coats


2) Ed Sheeran - Photograph


3) James Bay - Let It Go


4) Gnash - I Hate U, I Love U ft. Olivia O'Brien


5) Kodaline - All I Want


Photo credits: Billboard, Hotpress