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Spotify Saturdays with Malaysian Singer-Songwriter Faith Ling

Inspired by folk-pop, acoustic jazz and angsty indie-rock, Faith is a singer-songwriter based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She writes music about matters close to her heart—every heartbreak, highlight, and quirk a reflection of her real life.

Photo by Nethanial Ha

Faith has played at venues like The Bee, Merdekarya, Russell’s KL and most recently, No Black Tie. She currently has two self-recorded songs on Spotify, amassing over 600,000 streams for both singles. In July 2019, she released her first EP titled ‘Letters from the Garden‘, a raw account of different experiences in her life and her faith.

Photo by Nethanial Ha

This week, Faith tells us the five soundtracks of her life.

Tell us your name, and how you’d introduce yourself to someone whom you’re meeting for the first time.

Hi! I’m Faith, I’m turning 20 this year, and I’m currently a full-time university student who loves performing and writing music on the side. I also LOVE coffee.

What are the five tracks of your life?

1. Defender – Rita Springer
2. In The Waiting – Kina Grannis
3. Secret For the Mad – dodie
4. Another In the Fire – Hillsong UNITED
5. Novels – Rusty Clanton

Credit - Rita Springer
Credit - Kina Grannis
Credit - dodie
Credit - Hillsong UNITED
Credit - Rusty Clanton

Why would you consider this playlist to be significant to you?

Each song means something significant to me. Some of them really helped me feel closer to God, some of them perfectly explained situations of my life that have shaped who I am today, and some of them paint scenarios that I dream of being in in the future.

I guess these songs encapsulate my identity—my past and its ups and downs, as well as my hopes and dreams.

Pick one track and tell me your fondest/most interesting memory of it.

In The Waiting by Kina Grannis was a song I was listening to while driving. I had randomly decided to listen to her latest album and this song really drew me in because it perfectly described that place in my life where I was.

I was in a season of waiting, and I was so anxious about the outcome and really wanted to just get to the end. The song was a reminder that life is in the waiting, and that I should learn to embrace the process of journeying towards wherever I am headed to.

If I had asked you this question 10 years ago, what is the one track that your then-self would have picked as your favourite?

Probably Novels by Rusty Clanton! My 10-year-old self loved love songs and anything to do with love. She didn’t really think so much about anything else, but dwelled a lot on the idea of love stories and being in some dreamy fairytale.

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