Kelly Siew on Writing ‘Love Lost, Love Found’
Having written predominantly English songs, I’m surprised how quickly this song came together. When Sky approached me to write a song he gave me a specific theme: it’s about looking for someone to love, and also about losing love. I chose to tell a story of a couple who have found love but lost it eventually (which actually did fit the story line of Citizen Jia Li, and in reality, many others). I have had the rough melody of the chorus in my head for a while and couldn’t find suitable lyrics to it. But once I started on this project, I knew that this was meant to be a Chinese song. Penning down this song only took a couple of days (I guess the deadline did speed up the process) and until now it’s still popular among my peers. I did the remix few months after with now Sydney based producer Jhay C to add more colours and dynamics to the song. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.
About Kelly Siew
Singer-Songwriter Kelly Siew started performing at the age of seven. Born and raised in Malaysia, she has participated and won various singing competitions over the years. This continued after she came to Australia wher she won the Melbourne University karaoke championship 2 years in a row in 2002 and 2003 and the 1st runner up for the 2007 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship in the Melbourne. Besides singing, she was the runner up of 2008 Miss Chinese Melbourne Pageant. Her public performances are numerous with some of her memorable gigs being yearly performances at the Chinese New Year festival in Springvale, Box Hill and Melbourne Chinatown.
Since relocating to Kuala Lumpur she has consolidated her distinctive style of fusion of Jazz, Asian Pop and R&B in her singing she has been invited to perform in various events and live music venue, her band was formed in 2011 and they performed regularly gigs together. She prides herself in the diversity of her singing stiles being able to switch between the extremes of romantic Jazz gigs to high energetic pop-rock performances at ease.
Her original composition “Love Lost Love Found” (Chinese) has been featured in Melbourne’s Feature Film “Citizen Jia Li” which was released in 2011.
She has been featured in Bully Bootleg, a Country Rock album (2011) by Australian band Alfords Bullwinkles and has recorded a few tracks for their upcoming album.
Most recently she has collaborated with Singapore based producer Mehrad for a trance track and this track has landed them a contract with Enhanced Music, a record label based in UK.
Some of her original works can be found at http://www.facebook.com/kellysiewmusic and http://www.reverbnation.com/kellysiew. For some of her live performances/home recordings check out http://www.youtube.com/kellychin61