A Working Title - special edition T

by Shueh-li Ong

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    SPECIAL DOWNLOAD ONLY PACKAGE :
    1. All 11 tracks from my latest album A WORKING TITLE - SPECIAL EDITION
    2. Cover of Michael Jackson's THRILLER
    3. Bonus items
    - Music Video of title track A WORKING TITLE (mp4)
    - Digital booklet of song lyrics and liner notes
    - THE MAKING of THRILLER - 'Promo' & 'Unreleased Video' clips (mp4)
    - Pics
    (Videos are H.264, 44.1khz x 16bit, 613 x 362 observing upload quota)
    REVIEWS:
    "It’s abundantly clear that Ong has many talents, a gift for sound, and the potential for greatness, simply because her sound is difficult to pin down to any one genre. This is the mark of someone worth listening to, and A Working Title is a fine, if flawed, place to start." - Benjamin Ray, The Daily Vault Music Reviews, 18 Jan 2013
    "When I first heard Shueh-li Ong’s version of the Michael Jackson song Thriller, I had to listen to it several times because the instrumentation was so diverse and striking, I could not get enough. I admit that my personal musical favorite is dancehall and reggae as well as hip hop, so the experience of her music was quite different.
    Overall, I am impressed with the musicality of Shueh-li’s music and the production value is out of this world. The nuances of her composition drew me in and I heard something new and magical during each listen.
    Shueh-li is definitely now on my radar." - Jerry Doby, Executive Editor, Hype Magazine, 01 Jan 2013
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1.
LYRICS: [Chorus] Interference, you are a bad connection. Like a droplet in a waterfall, 
Drowning my voice in your noise. [Verses] I sit next to you while you stare at your hand. I try to talk to you but I’m not getting anywhere. Something or somebody’s always caught in my way. I’m leaving you a message “see you one fine day!” I try to make polite, our conversation. About what you’re doing, and the music that you play. But when the phone rings; you are lost in your own world. I’m leaving you a message “see you one fine day!” [Bridge] Whenever I’m with you, 
you stare at your phone, 
Or someone’s on their way, 
You’ve got to get home. 
But whenever I call, 
I have to "leave my number at the tone"! 
You tell me that your world revolves around me, Yet whenever I call, 
you’re not on the line for me, I see.

2.

LYRICS: [Verses] I used to bury my head in my pillow, And picture a face from the furrow. 
Someone who’d share my idea of love, like in a fairytale. I’m what you call a modern woman, I can run rings around some men. 
Fairytales aren’t for the faint hearted, 
Don’t even try to get me started. I need to get off this locomotion. 
Trust no one showing a predilection (to play with my heart). 
When things unravel I pick me up, 
Put on a smile on my face. 
I am what you call a cautious woman (I slow the pace). 
If there is magic it won’t be broken (when we’re face to face). 
Fairytales aren’t for the faint hearted, 
Don’t even try to get me started. [Chorus] But you’re solid as a rock. 
Deeper than the ocean, braver than the wind. 
Solid as a rock. You’re my deja vu. Who needs love voodoo.
3.
LYRICS: I'm the flower, you're the bee You dance around and tease me When you're done you fly to places Leaving me in stasis.
4.
LYRICS: [Verses] I take the fall then catch myself My needs are important too, but so are you Can’t make up my mind whom to be true I oscillate between the two, when I think of you. … Then you notice that you miss me, I’m etched into your mind. When teardrops fall, I catch my breath My needs are important too, but so are you I got to think of happy times Forgetting that you crossed the line, isn’t such a crime. … And you wonder why you miss me, each time we say goodbye. [Chorus] Our sentence is delivered Guilty as charged Of trying to steal a working title.
5.
Ice Rain 04:13
LYRICS: [Verses] I stare at the pale blue sky, shrouded by the still air I tell you the truth, I try, but you don’t seem to care. I stare blindly in your eyes (their) lacking in compassion. This well is almost dry, it’s time to take a break. [Chorus] The chill ravages my body from the coldness of your voice The words fall down like ice rain on barren land Frozen on this hand. [Bridge] The rain is rapidly falling, I want to blink it away. I sense an episode coming, this is not the time to see who plays fair. And when you smile, you’re warm for awhile Then the unforgiven is unforgotten. The chill ravages my body from the coldness of your voice The words fall no more, fall no more; this time you smile for me forever! [Spoken Words] Water is by nature kind, ice by nature cuts, its vapours burn. And when we crush with scorching words those we love We cut and burn them. Tolerance and temperance are virtues of a good heart. Respect the water, respect one another.
6.
LYRICS: [Verses] You ask me earnestly, the places I’d rather be I look into the distance. Some things I must forget but not the taste, the smell, the visions. You search me tenderly, for faces of people I’m missing in my life My idle loneliness is just a temporary high-light For in my memory, I’d rather think of days you’re in my Summertime dreams. [Chorused] that are in my memory, I’d rather think of these In my Summertime Dreams. When morning, noon or night is just a plane flight No matter where I am, my Summertime dreams. [Bridge] And beaches Down Under, movies in America, Singapore food craze. These glorious days And interwoven scent and scenes of Summer vistas in magazines The taste of strawberries and cream Exotic names with foreign themes No matter rain or shine, you’re never too far the world’s a generous place No matter noon or night, it’s just a plane flight No matter where I am my Summertime dreams.
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Maire 03:20
9.
LYRICS: [Verses] In a flight of fantasy. On the tail of a moonbeam I step into your world. A silver spoon in my mouth A morsel of heaven (I taste the place) You come into my world. [Bridge] Was lulled into a longing for, in my imagination I'll take the high road ( a new world), you take the low road (just to see). [Chorus] In the eye of the beholder (gotta have you now) Scenes of la dolce vita. They flit through my hands of wonder They steal the thunder (steal my thunder no matter how, I wonder) I caught the wave of fate to see If my search is truly complete (I wonder).
10.
Sweet Talker 03:41
LYRICS: [Verses] He brushed against me with cases in his hand Said he was sorry while we waited for his band Said I was an angel with dimples in my cheek He was a little boy, not a man! He looked in my eyes through the top of his shades Said I was precious, he'd quit smokes for my sake But he was messing around, with one of my friends He was a little boy, not a man! [Chorus] Sweet talker with a rotten rap sheet, Thanks to his mama he made it this far Sweet talker, a misguided fact sheet, He knows which side to butter yet.
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about

Shueh-li Ong's debut solo album (after having written 3 albums under the Xenovibes concept).

REVIEWS:
"It’s abundantly clear that Ong has many talents, a gift for sound, and the potential for greatness, simply because her sound is difficult to pin down to any one genre. This is the mark of someone worth listening to, and A Working Title is a fine, if flawed, place to start." ~ Benjamin Ray, The Daily Vault Music Reviews.

"When I first heard Shueh-li Ong’s version of the Michael Jackson song Thriller, I had to listen to it several times because the instrumentation was so diverse and striking, I could not get enough. I admit that my personal musical favorite is dancehall and reggae as well as hip hop, so the experience of her music was quite different.

Overall, I am impressed with the musicality of Shueh-li’s music and the production value is out of this world. The nuances of her composition drew me in and I heard something new and magical during each listen.
It is refreshing to experience such magic translated into popular music or vice versa! Shueh-li is definitely now on my radar." ~ Jerry Doby, Executive Editor, Hype Magazine, 01 Jan 2013

credits

released January 1, 2013

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COMPOSER, ENGINEER, PRODUCER
Shueh-li Ong
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PERFORMANCE
Shueh-li Ong (theremin, synths, programming/sound design/foley, guqin, piano, tin whistle, voice)

Thriller cover :
Christopher Currell (guitar, rhythm programming)
Jeff Bell (voiceover)

A Working Title :
Dean Parks (guitar tracks 8,9,11)
Curtis Randall (bass tracks 8,10)
Tom Brislin (piano track 3)
John A Martinez (drums tracks 8-11)
Mike Brunt (spoken words tracks 5)

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Shueh-li Ong Nashville, Tennessee

Shueh-li is an Aussie-born Singapore composer-synthesist-thereminist-producer.
She layers exotic synths & ethnic moods to create bombastic productions and haunting ballads!

Bandcamp has digital versions of three albums written under the Xenovibes moniker, as well as a "solo" album and several singles. For music yet to be released, please go to her youtube channel "Oceanachine".
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