LINYING to release debut EP, signs with Universal Music Singapore


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Universal Music Singapore, Foundation Music and Umami Records are pleased to announce that Linying’s third single: the title track to her debut EP, ‘Paris 12’ will be released on 2 September followed by the EP on 30 September. Linying also signs to Universal Music Singapore on a multi-rights deal which includes recording rights, live shows, endorsements and merchandising. She will be co-managed by Universal Music Singapore and Foundation Music.

Linying’s rise to prominence was partly due to her early collaborations with European House giants, Felix Jaehn and Lost Frequencies in late 2014. The young singer-songwriter has since solidified her status as one of the most promising artists coming out of Asia, with her debut single ‘Sticky Leaves’ released in 2015 amassing more than 1 million plays on Spotify alone. Catching the ears of critics and listeners everywhere, her sound was praised by Billboard as being “poetic with earthy imagery and lush instrumentals.” All Songs Considered by NPR noted the Bon Iver sensibilities and highlighted the track in its weekly New Mix playlist.

Having collaborated with Gentle Bones on his single ‘Liar’ and been the first female singer-songwriter from Singapore to perform at the recent Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, with a string of upcoming ‘Paris 12’ tour dates across Asia, Europe and Australia, 2016 is set to be the breakthrough year for Linying.

“Linying is a young singer-songwriter with great potential; her music captures the delicate heartstrings of the listener with her ethereal vocals. I’m definitely one of her biggest fans.” - Lim Teck Kheng (Head of Strategic Marketing / A&R, Universal Music Singapore)

Linying added: “Paris 12 is in many ways an emotional map - my own cartography of feeling and experience. I wanted the record to be a confessional one, framed in especially esoteric terms, to see how much more universally the messages could be translated.”

WATCH ‘Paris 12’ music video (exclusive preview) here:

LISTEN to ‘Paris 12’ single (exclusive preview) here:

LISTEN to ‘Sticky Leaves’ single here:


1. Sticky Leaves

2. Grime

3. Alpine

4. Paris 12

5. Speak Up Selah

Pre-orders of the EP will be available from 2 September on iTunes and include instant download of

‘Sticky Leaves’ and ‘Alpine’.

About Linying:

Prefacing her initiation into both local and international music scenes, Singaporean singer-songwriter Linying released her first single, Sticky Leaves, landing on Spotify's viral charts: globally, in the US and the UK, before receiving its worldwide premiere on Billboard – a curious step out of the tiny island-state, though arguably not her first.

Before this, Linying's beginnings in music were enabled by the modern-day offerings of long-distance collaboration, and she soon began working with some of European house music's newest, biggest names. Over 20 million hits, a feature at Coachella and a #1 later, she began priming her own songs for viewing. Now, the Spotify Spotlight on 2016 Featured Artist is breaking into the indie-alternative consciousness on her own, showcasing a brand of moving lyricism and vivid music production in songs that reveal a stark emotional perspective through elements of electronica, baroque pop, folk, and alt-rock.

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