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Music Is: Amanda Ong releases new single ‘Square’


One song away from her next EP, Square is singer-songwriter Amanda Ong’s latest release. The song is now available on all major streaming platforms.

A slight departure from Amanda’s previous releases, Square’s lyrics make little narrative sense – even the singer herself can’t seem to recall what it’s truly about. One thing she’s sure about is that the chorus hints at imperfection, normalising it as part of human nature, that mistakes are part and parcel of life.

Despite the title, Square, its cover art is made up of a bunch of triangles, reflecting the first line of the chorus – “the triangles that form a square are just fragments of a thing trying to keep itself together”. The lyrics further attempt to convince us to accept that everybody has flaws and that a little patience goes a long way into making the world a better place, “if we could just see it for what it is, life could be so much better”. At the end of the chorus, “… that make up a shattered quadrilateral,” it tells us that even with our limitations, we can still be whole.  

Following this release, there will be a music video premiere for Square on 22nd September 2021 on Amanda’s YouTube channel. Amanda will also release her second EP titled ‘About Me’ on 22nd October 2021, a collection of songs filled with introspection from time spent in her own mind.

Listen to Square on Spotify. Follow Amanda Ong on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube

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