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Remember this?

That was Singapore-born singer Natalie Ong WOW-ING the judges at her X Factor Australia audition. Even though her journey on the talent competition was cut short after the first live show that did not stop her from pursuing her dream. She recently released her first ever-single Get Gold and it made us feel like proud parents!

In this Instagram post, Natalie spoke about how the song came about. In collaboration with Josh Wei (who has worked alongside other local acts like Gentle Bones and Linying), they pitched the song to the National Youth Council and all together it was produced.

Get Gold depicts Natalie’s journey from her X Factor Australia days till today, she has fixated her mind on pursuing her dream and nothing will get in her way. Through the song, she also hopes to inspire fellow youths to chase their dreams no matter what.


We’re excited to hear what the future holds for you, Natalie! All the best!

Picture Credits: Natalie Ong on Instagram

They just keep coming, don't they?

Music fanatics in Singapore have certainly been burning multiple holes in their pockets because of the multitude of musical acts making a stop to our sunny island to share with us what exactly it's like partying LIVE to their music.

Just when we thought that 2017 couldn't get any better with English singer-songwriter Passenger, British rock band Coldplay and multi-platinum selling girl group Fifth Harmony, it did.

If you have been keeping up with all the concert announcements for the past few months, you would have noticed that our little red dot has turned into a popular destination for all the talented musicians in the world to bring their tour to.

It has certainly been very overwhelming to keep track of who is coming, when and where they are performing, and finally deciding which concerts to eventually spend our limited money on.

In stressful times like this, don't worry because we got your back. We have complied a list of the 11 concerts we are most looking forward to, so just refer to this in times of uncertainty! (that is if you trust our recommendations ;)

1. Britney Spears

When: 30 June | Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium


2. The xx

When: 25 July | Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium


3. Bastille

When: 14 August | Where: The Star Theatre


4. All Time Low

When: 17 August | Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa


5. Foo Fighters

When: 26 August | Where: National Stadium


6. OneRepublic

When: 15 September | Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit (F1)


7. Ariana Grande

When: 16 September | Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit (F1)


8. The Chainsmokers

When: 16 September | Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit (F1)


9. Ed Sheeran

When: 11 & 12 November | Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium


10. Harry Styles

When: 23 November | Where: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre


11. Shawn Mendes

When: 9 December | Where: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre


Photo Credits: NBC, Global Times, College of William and Mary, @itsqueenbritney-blog-blog, @coachella, @ryantedder, @brok3n-sanity, @demente-ocasional, @light-in-my-soul. @ohbabyyeah, @wegotthatgoodlove on Tumblr

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