Universal Music presents a brand new artist signed to their label – multi-hyphenate talent and compelling songwriter Iman Fandi. She joins some of the most celebrated names in the tapestry of modern Singaporean music with the likes of Yung Raja, Fariz Jabba and ALYPH, she is poised not only for an illustrious music career, but to be the next female popstar in a new generation of young Singaporean talents.
The only daughter of Fandi Ahmad, Singapore’s most beloved and renowned sports icon, Iman Fandi is no stranger to being a public figure and performer. In the public eye since she was a child, the 20-year-old has grown up with an intimate understanding of the dedication and hard work required in the honing of her craft. With her various accolades as an athlete, model and influencer, she has turned heads with a spirit that is singular, defining and so utterly compelling.
Iman Fandi grew up with a rich and diverse musical palette but her latter-day influences orbit the show-stopping pop and R&B likes of The Weekend, Rihanna and Beyoncé. Her musical journey will display a sense of purpose and integrity that will, undoubtedly, affirm her place of prominence in a generation of musicians who will steer the needle of pop culture.
“The main reason I write and release music is so that people will know they’re not alone in feeling a certain way”, says Iman Fandi as she outlines her mission as an artist. This empathy comes from a place of empowerment and determination. “I want to be better. I also want to branch out and explore territories outside of Asia. I love experimenting and trying new things and I feel that being signed to the biggest label in the world will push me to do my very best – and more,” she says.
On 19th February 2021, her debut single “Timeframe” written by her, produced by Singaporean hip-hop luminary Flightsch and mixed by 13-time Grammy-winning engineer John Hanes, who has lent his expert touch to numerous records by pop’s A-list such as, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, will make her aims and intentions clear.
Simon Jerome Nasser, Managing Director of Universal Music Singapore, celebrates his joyous reception of Iman Fandi’s signing: “Once in a while, a star comes along whose qualities cannot be compressed into a few words. Iman Fandi is that star”, adding that, “she is literally born to be the voice of her generation”. “Timeframe” will be followed by what he assures will be a “stellar EP” and a slew of live dates will bolster the label’s commitment “to elevate her career to greater heights”.
Echoing his sentiments, producer Flightsch shares, “Iman Fandi’s a hidden gem ”and that her “determined focus on writing powerful and meaningful songs that paint vivid stories”, affirms that she “has all the makings of a great artist”.
Music for hope, inspiration, awe and healing – Iman Fandi aims to deliver on all counts with a distinction that is timely yet timeless, smoulderingly personal yet universally destined. “Timeframe” and its visual statement in the form of a well-conceptualized music video, are just the beginning of her exquisite bloom.
Listen to Timeframe when it’s released on 19th February 2021.