Sat, Dec 26, 2009
Republic Polytechnic
Music is in her blood

By Firdaus Khan

Exposed to music from the tender age of four, Siti Zahidah started discovering her own taste in music when she was 12.

She picked up a few musical instruments over the next few years and now at 19, she is recording a single for Noise Singapore.

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Oh, and did we mention that she can play the ukulele?

Her track, called “The Make Up Song”, is written by her and produced by her mentor and producer Jason Tan, who has been in the local music scene for over 20 years.

“My song is about a couple fighting and they go to bed without making up. So, it is the point of view of one party trying to say that they should make up no matter what happens. I shan’t get into too much details but the inspiration for the song are my parents.”

“Basically my mentor, Jason gave me a lot of insight of what goes on behind a song. In actual fact, it’s a very long process. It’s been a month now, and we’ve yet to complete the vocals on the track.”

With music very much in her blood, it may seem obvious that singing is a natural choice as a career for the 19-year-old. However, Siti is still keeping her options open and has expressed keen interest in being a speech therapist as she is majoring in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies.

For the moment though, music remains the number one priority. Her single will be released early next year with a string of live performances planned before the launch.

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