The honeyed vocals of R&B/pop singer Ffion fit perfectly with the songs of heartbreak and longing that she sings about.
The chill vibes of the 22-year-old feature in the third episode of the fourth season of ST Sessions, The Straits Times' online video series featuring rising talent in the local music scene.
In the video, filmed at the Urban Ventures street party held at Keong Saik Road earlier this year, Ffion, whose full name is Ffion Williams, is accompanied by just an electric guitar as she performs the unreleased single Thinking Bout You, as well as her first single With U.
Ffion is no stranger to the local indie music scene, having released her debut six-track EP, Bad Habits. last year. She was also under the tutelage of Singapore music scene stalwart and fellow singer-songwriter Vanessa Fernandez, as part of the National Arts Council's Noise Music Mentorship programme.
In the video, she talks about using songwriting as a way to channel her emotions. "The best thing about being a musician is having this outlet that a lot of people don't have, especially when it comes to songwriting," she says.
"If you get in a funk, or you're sad or heartbroken, it can be easy to go inside this black hole, but having songwriting as a tool - it has really helped me, especially during my teenage years when I was a very confused person. It got me out of a lot of troubled situations."
ST Sessions' fourth season is part of a series of digital video programmes produced in a partnership between the Info-communications Media Development Authority and Singapore Press Holdings.
Besides Ffion, this season also features seven other acts including the synthpop/alternative rock band Strangerfox and singer-songwriter Joie Tan.