Since the release of her first EP back in 2015, Singaporean singer-songwriter Jaime Wong is back after a 6-year hiatus with a brand-new single. Titled, ‘I Swore I’d Stop Writing About You’, the single will be out on 18 June 2021 on all major digital streaming platforms, and follows carefully curated social media activities by the artist herself. This track is the first single taken from her upcoming EP, which is slated for release at the end of this year.
Known for her unmistakably warm and musky iconic acoustic folk voice, and strong songwriting artistry with heavy influence from Damien Rice, Ben Howard and John Mayer, the release of ‘I Swore I’d Stop Writing About You’, marks the departure from the theme of her initial debut self-titled EP. The single, while still about a failed relationship, touches on finally getting to the point of seeing things the way they are – no longing, just acceptance. With lyrics such as ‘let my words flow write whatever / there’s no need for proper structure / I’d give no rhyme and no reason / If it’s you then I’d be honest / I swore I’d stop writing about you’, the single reflects Jaime Wong’s mental conflict of constantly writing about the same subject matter or person.
“It came to a point that I completely stopped writing songs just to avoid that repetition process. Eventually, I stopped thinking and decided to write whatever that came to mind. By doing this, I truly managed to stop writing about the same things over and over again, and this is reflected in the new music I will be releasing as part of the new EP,” Jaime Wong explains.
Jointly produced with Bani Hidir, Shaykh Akbar and Sano Shimano who have worked with numerous local artists, ‘I Swore I’d Stop Writing About You’ is an experimentation of different sounds and textures compared to Jaime Wong’s acoustic vein in previous single releases.