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Soul singer Michaela Therese releases debut full-length album

Michaela Therese's debut album of self-penned songs represents a step forward

Published on Apr 28, 2014 6:26 PM
Singapore singer Michaela Therese says she will push her album as far as she can as it is “a labour of love”. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Soul singer Michaela Therese has been in the music scene for 14 years and she is finally ready to release her debut full-length album of songs she wrote herself.

"The songs on the album span my entire career," the 32-year-old Singapore singer says of the album My Name Is MEEKELLAH, which will be released next Wednesday.

"The earliest is one I wrote in 1998 while I was still in junior college and just before I started doing gigs as a professional musician. And the most recent one I wrote last year is an ode to artists. Every song represents an era of my life."

She had held off releasing an album because of the changes in the way fans listen to music. "I realised that people stopped listening to music the way I used to when I was younger. I used to listen to albums from the first track to the last, pore over the album art and read every acknowledgment," she says. "But people are now listening to music differently and buying singles instead of albums, so I thought it might be better to release EPs."

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