Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My first song ‘ACTUALLY’- Composed by Billy Koh (许环良)


Special thanks to Segar Village for sponsoring this MV, it was only made possible with your utmost support.

After months of hardwork, I can finally reveal the story of how this song ‘ACTUALLY’ came about on this 52nd Singapore National Day. This is a local song which conveys Singaporeans’ thoughts, a fun and catchy tune for the young and old to sing along together. Everything started when I had the opportunity to meet the renowned Asia top music producer Billy Koh (许环良) at an event. Billy Koh was a very friendly and down-to-earth person which we are able to hit off quite well. We were in the midst of chatting when he thought that my name Ashley rhymes with the word ‘Actually’, that is when he offered to write a song for me. I was extremely thrilled!

It has been 9 years ago since he had written a song for a Singaporean. He had groomed a handful of famous singers in the past like JJ Lin, Kit Chan and By2. It is such an honour to have a chance to work with the talented music producer.

Rewinding back to my first session of song recording with Billy Koh at Ocean Butterflies Music recording studio, everyone was feeling excited about how this song will turn out. The day’s experience was really enjoyable especially when surrounded with a group of music enthusiast. I get to learn a lot from them which makes the process more meaningful. The second song recording was at Taiwan, Billy Koh invited my team and I over to his frequent music studio in Taipei and we managed to finish the recording in half a day, I am very grateful and thankful to everyone who helped on that day.



We moved on to the filming of the MV with a group of amazing film production team, they are one of the best I have worked with. Additionally, thank you to the following people who supported this MV, you guys are great!

Leading actress: Vivien Kelly chua
Make up Artist: Sophia Chia / Jasmine Tiong
Leading stylist: Hidajat Phyllis
Choreographer: Alex Ow
Dancers: Goh Wei Na / Winny Yap / Aishiwariya D/O Manokaran / Mardiana bte Mustaza
Actor: Choi Zhi Lei / Liu Jia Hui / Tang Pui Nee / Alison Chan / Dennis Chan / Low Fook Meng / Low Fook Kee / Low Fook Keong / Theresa Chang

As the song revolves around Singapore’s culture, iconic Singapore sceneries are being featured in the music video as well as a few funny stories of typical Singaporean’s lifestyle. I hope to bring joy to everyone from this music video, I shall not elaborate too much, watch the Youtube link here and enjoy!

主唱: Ashley Chan
监制: Billy Koh (许环良)
作曲: Billy Koh (许环良)
作词: Mr Mars, Zhang SiEr and Zeplex
A project supported by Segar Village

6 comments:

  1. OMG this song already stuck in my head! I won't believe how catchy and fun this song is! So amazing, it's definitely my new favorite song!

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  2. I am so admiring this guy. He started from singing a cover song. Now he releases his own single. That is a good start, the song is super catchy!!

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  3. At the first time, I heard Ashley voice singing this song.. I am speechless!! Well, all of his cover songs are sentimental but turned out he sings pop and little bit sound like hip-hop for his first single. Isn't that amazing!!

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  4. I can listen to this song like a marathon, the music beat makes me happy. I also appreciate how you expresses your feeling throughout the song lyric, in a fun way. Keep up Ashley, I am waiting for your next single!

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  5. hahaha, this song is really something, the lyric, the music and the music video makes me laugh so hard!! So true and so funny but I like it.

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  6. I just find out you will streaming a live show on Facebook next week! And you name it "摸着酒杯的Actually". Really?? That's so interesting!

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