After an eight-year break from recording, four yoga outlets and a wedding, local songbird Alicia Pan returns to delight her fans with the release of her self-titled EP.
Definitely not a stranger to the local music scene, Alicia has performed at Mosaic Music Festival, Singapore Grand Prix, opened for Craig David’s Greatest Hits Tour in Singapore and performed various shows in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. She has also been actively performing at corporate and commercial events, such as the Gucci and The Film Foundation - La Dolce Vita at the Italian Film Festival in 2014, Samsung Fashion Steps Out in 2013 and 2012, and the Cartier Time Art Launch in 2011. These are on top of her regular sets at bars such as BluJaz, Fabrika and SingJazz Club (formerly known as Sultan Jazz) between 2013 and 2014.
Her new EP marks the coming of age for the 30-year-old whose last release was in 2006, and who has seen much changes in her life since then.
Her second EP contains five tracks written by the singer-songwriter who is inspired by artistes such as D’angelo, Bilal, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. The songs carry notable influences from hip hop, jazz, R&B and neo-soul; and reflect the experiences that Alicia has faced over the last five years. Sound-wise, each track is unique in its own way, but still represents a combination of all the musical influences in Alicia’s life, from the music she grew up with, to what she is currently listening to.
"These songs were compiled over the last five years, and pretty much represent the happenings in my life during that period”, she shares. “It paints the rise and fall in emotions and changes in my mindset that I had to make to adapt to ideologies.”