Singer-songwriter Ming Bridges is a force to be reckoned with – don’t be fooled by her smoking good looks – this young lady has a serious-minded head on her (lovely) shoulders. At this press junket held at Hood Bar on Thursday, 9th January – it was clear that Ming knows how the game is played but without losing the sweetness of soul that is within her.
Interviewed by well-known DJ Shan Wee, Ming answered a few questions regarding her change in direction, song inspirations and her future plans. Morphosis is as the name implies, involves change and on her new album (of the same name), Ming has come up with electronic dance pop ditties like “Brand New” and “Sugar High”. As for the latter track, Ming took pains to clarify that suggestive sexual lyrics like “I need my sugar baby/Give me sugar all night” are actually about candy and her literal sweet tooth! See what I mean?!?
But of course, Ming remains the girl next door with tracks like the pop ballad “You and I” – which contains an obvious romantic element that Shan naturally picked up on. To which, Ming revealed that she was still single and the song was not written about anybody specifically but addressed feelings she could imagine having if we was in such a situation. Ming went on to admit that her music career came first before a relationship. So there’s till hope for the Ming Bridges male fan base out there (and I’d wager that they are legion).
Finally, Ming’s promotional plans for Morphosis begins today (10th Jan) in fact – as she will be playing at numerous Starbucks outlets over the course of the following weeks (see schedule below). As her manager Eric Ng quipped – “More Starbuck outlets than CD stores in Singapore now!” So make sure you make your way down to a Starbucks outlet soon and grab your copy. I understand that Ming will gladly sign your copy of her CD if you come to one of her in-store performances. What are you waiting for?
Thanks to Eric Ng/Funkie Monkies for making this article possible.