On 26 September 2013, singer-songwriter Ming Bridges became the first ever Singapore-based artist to be featured in the MTV Sessions series. Presented by Hennessy Artistry and Resorts World Sentosa, MTV Sessions with Ming Bridges was recorded at the Waterfront Studios.
Here’s the set that Ming Bridges did for MTV Sessions:
- Sweet Misfortune
- Under The Stars
- 有些男人不能爱 (Some Guys)
- Miss Thinkalot
- Love U Like a Love Song (cover of Selena Gomez)
- Summertime Love
- U & I
- 泪水如雨下 (Tears Like Rain)
For a 20 year old, I’ll give Ming Bridges credit where due for what she has achieved to date. However, I don’t know if it was due to nerves or the freezing temperatures inside the recording studio, Ming Bridges was noticeably pitchy when she sings for quite a few songs. Point being noticeable enough for me to remember it.
Still, I like to give support and encouragement to local musicians so I hope Ming Bridges works harder and become better.
That said, I kinda like “泪水如雨下 (Tears Like Rain)” because of how Ming Bridges mentioned during the recording that it was about how she learnt Mandarin to communicate with her Grandmother or something along that line. So sweet. 🙂
MTV Sessions: Ming Bridges premieres on MTV SEA on Saturday, 12 October 2013 at 12pm (WIB), 1pm (SG/HK/PH) and 2pm (MAL).
Also, I was told that the opening band, EMPTY who is the winner of the Hennessy Artistry’s “2012 Pursue Your Dream of Music On-line Audition” would not be part of the broadcast of “MTV Sessions: Ming Bridges”. What a shame!
I like their musical style a lot and during Ming’s performance, the boys of EMPTY were dancing and fanboying at the back (see my instavids of them fanboying here and here) and that’s when I realised that they are a very funny and boisterous bunch of guys. It is actually very difficult to not be affected by their energy and quest for fun. Plus, they are much better looking in person than in the photos which is always a very nice bonus. Hehehe. 😀
Here’s the set list for EMPTY:
- Still Dreaming (English)
- 天跌落黎 (Cantonese)
- 五月天空 (Mandarin)
Oh well. Here’s wishing for good stuff to happen to EMPTY and hopefully, we’ll be able to see and hear more of EMPTY, one way or another. 🙂