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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Beautiful Seed -The Stories Behind the Album


This is the stuff that is being printed in the Japanese liner
notes when 'Beautiful Seed' is released in Japan in September 2007 by S2S/ Major Chord Records.
Just thought I'd share them with you.


[SPOILER ALERT] - For those who want to explore the songs by themselves, please don't read any further :)


As asked by Major Chord Records :Regarding the Japanese liner notes: would you make some comments on each song -- what did you try to express with those songs, what kind of feelings did you have when composing them? Is there any story behind the songs?

1) Love Song For #1
I love observing nature. I love looking up at the stars, or the clouds and trees, knowing that the God who created all this beauty also created me. This is a song of gratitude and love.

2) Shelter
Friends support and help each other through difficult times. This song is about friendship.
It is a song to a friend to tell her that I will be here for her through the difficulty she is going through. All she has to do is call me and I will help her in whatever way I can.

3) On The Side Of Me
This is a song about the power of love. No matter how unloveable I think I am, there is someone who loves me a lot. Loves me despite all my faults, my failures, despite my bad habits. I think it’s wonderful to be loved for who I am, no matter what.

4) Five Loaves and Two Fishes
This song is based on my favourite bible story. The story is about how Jesus made a miracle happen by taking five loaves and two fishes offered by a little boy, and using that to feed 5000 people.
I think it’s an amazing story about how, no matter how small we may think about what we have to offer, we should trust that our offerings, our gifts are never wasted. Our gifts and our talents should be treasured for they can be used in many beautiful ways.

5) Beautiful Seed
I think people often forget how the smallest, most seemingly insignificant things can have such beautiful possibilities. All it takes is one person to make a difference in this world. People like Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. testify to this fact. But often, we are so afraid to try, to speak up, or to make a difference.

I named the album and the song ‘Beautiful Seed’ because I think that a seed is a wonderful metaphor for our lives. We are all like seeds. Seeds grow unseen in the soil and then sprout, and some seed become the biggest, most majestic trees and others grow to eventually bear wonderful fruit, and yet others, grow to provide shade. We are like trees. When we are in our mother’s womb, no one can see us growing, but we are there. And all the potential for our lives is present in that moment, small as we are at that point in our lives, we are who we are now because of what we’ve gone through. And just knowing that, makes me sad to read about the increasing numbers of abortions that occur. People have forgotten that all the potential for life comes from something small, seemingly insignificant, seemingly lifeless.
Recently, I read about how scientists managed to grow a date palm plant from a 2000 year old seed. How amazing.


6) Leaving
Bad habits are hard to break. But sometimes, the best thing to do is to find a new way of doing things, to leave the things that are not good for us. This song is about making the decision to start anew, to do things right, to leave the bad situations behind.


7) Scars (Stronger For Life)
Scars form whenever we hurt ourselves, if we have an injury to our bodies, our bodies respond by healing, and often, forming scar tissues over the wounds. The scar tissue is usually thicker and stronger than our normal skin. In our lives, we often encounter events, or situations with people that hurt us, for eg, a lot of us have gone through the painful feeling of a break-up with a girlfriend or boyfriend, or the loss of a loved one, or the pain of being ill. I believe that when we go through the sad and painful events in our lives, we eventually heal, and we become stronger as a result of the challenges we experience.


8) City of Angels
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 8 years and it’s always struck me as a very interesting city.
It is a city of contradictions, a city of opposites, a lot of glitz and glamour juxtaposed with poverty and grit. It is a city in a desert, and in many ways, the desert is often not just a physical, geographical reality. I feel that the desert, has a deeper, metaphorical meaning in this city. People are often thirsty, hungry for love. Of course, this is a reality everywhere in the world, but it feels more intense here in Los Angeles.
So I thought I’d pour my thoughts into a song.

9) My Little Nephew
The first time I held my nephew in my arms was a wonderful moment of realization that I am now an aunty to my brother’s son. Children change so fast as they grow and my nephew lives in Singapore, as does the rest of my family. I on the other hand, live far away in Los Angeles and despite my wanting to be able to see him change and grow, and to be around for family gatherings such as his birthday, it’s hard to only see him now and then, whenever I go back to Singapore. I sat down at the piano one day, and wrote a song for him.

10) Slow Down
It’s hard to watch my grandparents getting older, and walking a little slower as the years go by. I thought about how life starts off with kids, teenagers and young adults rushing around with the exuberance of youth, and how, as we get older, we all slow down.
I also thought about how sometimes, working adults run around so much, focused on careers, on all the things in life that seem so important, that they lose sight of the really important things in life, things like time with the family, for instance.


11) Green-Eyed Monster
The term ‘Green-Eyed Monster’ is used to describe someone who is jealous about somebody else’s success.
I think most of us have been through an occasion where we find ourselves comparing our own achievements with those of our peers. Sometimes, in comparing ourselves with others, we end up feeling bitter and resentful, and that is not the way that we should be feeling. I wanted to write a song to tell myself that there is no use in comparing myself to others. I have my own story to tell. I have my own path to walk. No one else can walk the path I am meant to walk. So I should not compare my own life with others. It is a waste of energy and time. So I decided to write a song about this.


12) On My Way
I’ve travelled a lot over the past few years, to Singapore, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Maine, Philadelphia, etc. as I’m often going to various cities to perform my music. Most of the time, I’m on the road by myself, driving to various venues. Sometimes I get lost, sometimes, I get into traffic jams…
I think that life is like being on a journey. We have a final destination to get to. We’re all travelers on this road of life. I think that life is like a winding road where it’s hard sometimes to figure out where the road is going to go, and sometimes it’s easy to get lost and confused. ‘On My Way’ is a song of hope and encouragement, that no matter how far the journey is, every little step that we take, brings us closer to our final destination, and as long as we keep on walking that journey, we will get where we need to be eventually.


13) 33
When I turned 33 last year, I thought to myself, that Jesus was 33 when he lived his last year on earth. I thought that it was pretty amazing that I was now the same age as him. So somehow, that made me wonder how it would have been if I had lived during the time of Jesus. Would our paths have crossed? Would we have been friends?
It also got me thinking that some lives are so short, just like Jesus’ was, and some lives are much longer. But ultimately it doesn’t matter how short or long someone’s life was; what matters is that life is lived to the fullest, no matter how much time you are given to live.


14) Shelter (Cherry Blossom Edition)

Even though I listen to mostly English pop music, as a child I often listened to the Chinese pop melodies that my grandmother would play on the radio, and my father would teach me some Asian folk songs. I was inspired to write a Asian-styled piano arrangement to ‘Shelter’ after listening to Kavin’s string arrangement for the song. Lately, I’ve been experimenting more with pentatonic keys and modes and so, I decided to try an Asian-styled arrangement on the piano. I loved it very much, so we decided to include it in the album because it adds a different, more dramatic feel to the song.


Besides the above: please see the questions below:

1. What is the major influence in your music? Would you name artists and/or songs?


Growing up, I listened to quite a lot of classical music as I studied classical piano from a young age and had to play a lot of classical piano pieces. My favourite composers were Beethoven and Mozart. As I grew older, I listened to music arranged and composed by David Foster who writes very good melodies. I also listened to the Carpenters and to Abba, and to James Taylor. I loved the musical ‘My Fair Lady’. I also listened to a lot of Top 40 pop on radio. Nowadays, I’ve been listening more to artistes like Imogen Heap, John Mayer, Keane, Bobby McFerrin. I love Joni Mitchell’s lyrics. They inspire my own.

2. If you compare the new album with the previous works, what do you think is the largest difference?

I think my songwriting has evolved. Lyrically and musically, this album is more mature and personal. Songs like ‘Beautiful Seed’ and ‘Five Loaves and Fishes’ are songs about beliefs that I cherish. I think that musically speaking, I am also trying different things in terms of writing more songs in a minor or modal key, such as the songs ‘Scars (Stronger For Life) and Green-Eyed Monster, so there is more of a richness and diversity to the music. I also helped to produce this album with Kavin and so I feel that my musical, creative fingerprints are all over this album as I was more involved in this album with the way the music sounded.

3. When do you write songs? Is there any particular mood or feeling in which you like to write songs?

For this album, I wrote songs mostly in two places. One was at my piano in my room, usually in the night, when it’s just me at my piano, with a candle burning in a darkened room. The other place where I wrote my songs was in the coffeehouse that I went to almost everyday, during the daytime. I would sit at the coffeehouse with a cup of my favourite Darjeeling tea and write from 10 a.m to 2 p.m for most days. I would have at the table, my rhyming dictionary, my favourite pen, and my notebook of ideas, then I would look over the lyrics for songs that I needed to finish and write them, or I would write down ideas for new songs in my journal. I would write most of my lyrics this way. I would also have the melodies in my head and when I went home after writing at the coffeehouse, I would try out my music ideas on the piano in my room.

For writing songs, I have to be in a introspective, thoughtful frame of mind.
So it helps to sit at a coffeehouse. This particular coffeehouse also had a good vibe because there would be classical music playing in the background, and the furniture was very nice dark wood, so it looked classy, but very comfortable.

4. Some songwriters, by writing songs, releases their inner feelings, thoughts or visions, or escape from real world. To you, does song writing make your real life any easier or better?

Songwriting does help me to express my innermost thoughts and to express the things and emotions that I feel strongly about. It helps me to understand myself better and to deal with my sadness, my frustrations and my joys and happiness.


5. Song writing is in a sense expression of feelings or emotions.. Which feelings or emotions (such as, anger, joy, sadness…) is the easiest to express in your music?


It’s funny, but I do find that the easiest emotions to express in music are those that make me feel thoughtful, mellow or sad. I guess that when I’m sad about something, I get more emotional about it, and songs tend to flow easier that way. When I feel sad or pensive about something, it’s easier to sit at the piano and comfort myself by playing a good melody.

6. Is there any particular thing you do to create a atmosphere for recording (such as, lighting candle, etc)?

I turn down the lights so that the lights are not too bright. I like to light candles too, but during the recording for this album, I didn’t light candles because it got too warm in the studio.
For the songs ‘Love Song For #1’, ‘33’ and ‘My Little Nephew’, my husband and producer Kavin, left me alone in the house for a few hours with just the piano and so, it was easier to get into the mood of recording the songs, especially since these songs were more intimate since they are just vocals and piano arrangements. I felt more comfortable just putting all my emotions into the playing and recording of the songs when I was alone, with no one else to observe me.


7. Would you name other favorite writers, film directors, films, etc? Please also name your favorite musicians and artists.

Favourite writers : Pico Iyer, Jhumpa Lahiri, St.Therese of Liseux, Shel Silverstein, Anthony Bourdain.

Favourite films : Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars (original trilogy), Back to the Future, Prospero’s Books.

Favourite musicians : James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Bobby McFerrin, Take 6, Imogen Heap, John Mayer, U2, Dave Grusin.


9. What do you do in your spare time?
Take a drive to walk along the beach, or to walk at the farmer’s market, or 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica, go out with friends for a meal, go to the coffeehouse to write my journal or read and drink a nice cup of tea.


10. Please describe your character or preference in simple phrases, such as, outdoor active or staying home, dog lover or cat lover, good at cooking, like traveling, etc etc.

Tea drinker, cat lover, musician, singer-songwriter, good driver, catholic-christian,
piano-player, curious, optimistic.

11. What do you think you will be like in ten years?

Still writing and making music, maybe helping to mentor other singer-songwriters, perhaps having a family of my own.

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49 Comments:

Anonymous Angelina Yeo said...

Hi Corrinne, thanks for posting your blog! It makes me appreciate every song on "Beautiful Seed" even more. I enjoy reading about the fact that you're a "good driver". Singapore does need a lot of drivers like you on the road :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 9:40:00 PM  
Blogger JuZ JZin said...

Hi Corrinne

Thanks for this beautiful album and esp this post. It helps me understand the whys of the songs u wrote hence helping me appreciate and relating to the songs better.

Your songs have helped me in many ways in the past, spiritually, emotionally...likewise for this new album

Thank you

PS: it is esp proud to have a talented singer-songwriter hailing from Singapore

Thursday, August 09, 2007 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Hi Corrine,

Thank you for sharing with us the stories behind each songs. You seemed to be able to read the mind of your fans and those who love your music. This was shown through your songs, your blogs, your openness in sharing. Like how you have written "green-eyed monster", "Slow down" and "On my way"...it's like a double-edgeed sword!! Powerful!!
I can imagine you expanding your territory in the music scene and still remaining down to earth and very close to the heart of those who loves your music. Continue the good work and do what you think it's right (with convictions!)...so proud of what you have done! :)

Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

Oh oh! I totally spaced and suddenly there's a new album out! Been too busy trying to survive post-college graduation and all its quirks. :) I'm going to hunt down the album, there's a US release right? :) I'm excited!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger barbs said...

Hi Corrinne,

I've truly been blessed by your music. (:

May our good Lord continue to bless you and your family.

Monday, August 13, 2007 2:09:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hey Corrinne!

Very beautiful album! When are you going to sing for our NDP? ;P

Monday, August 13, 2007 4:45:00 AM  
Blogger Emz.Infinity said...

Hi Corrinne

This is one extraordinary album that got me listening to it everyday. Thanks for the wonderful music. Will be looking forward to more wonderful songs from you.

Monday, August 13, 2007 5:05:00 AM  
Anonymous C.S said...

Hi Corrinne! You don't know me yet..just wanna pop by to say that i've always enjoyed listening to your tracks and will try my very best to attend your next concert, as i missed this year's at NUS..

In His Love,
C.S

Monday, August 13, 2007 6:15:00 AM  
Anonymous C.S said...

Hi Corrinne! I can't help but to say that your songs are just simply captivating and inspiring!
God bless you and your family :)

Monday, August 13, 2007 7:53:00 PM  
Blogger angelus_raptor said...

Hi Corrinne,

Bought your album a couple of days ago, and I really love it! It's a wonderful piece. Especially like "Shelter" ;)

Take care and Godbless!

Monday, August 13, 2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Hi Corrine, I just bought your album & especially loved the song "Shelter". Waiting for more beautiful songs coming from you.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger Zi Yang's Mum said...

Hi corrinne, just wanna drop a note : I love "5 Loaves and 2 Fishes"! Great song!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 7:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

hi corrinne may, i am still a teenager, and i fell in love with your song after finding out you were the real singer behind the song "journey" sung in By Dolphin Bay, a drama i watched. i fell in love with your songs , and especially with the lyrics.. i want to get your cd so badly, but i can't find them anywhere most of the time... makes me so sad, but i am so glad "beautiful seed" is going to be out in US in september, i hope i can find it and if i do i will definitely get it.. but safe in a crazy world, i can't find it in hk, or in us either.. but i will find a way. i love your song!! keep it up!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Hi Corrinne, your songs inspired me in everyday, particularly "Five Loaves and Two Fishes"

Keep up the good songs, hope to hear more from you~

Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:51:00 AM  
Anonymous hui said...

Hi Corrinne, the songs in "Beautiful Seed" are so sincere and touches me! Love Song for #1, Shelter, Five Loaves & Two Fishes, Leaving and Scar really reflects my feeling at this moment.

A guy who I love dearly, even till now just ended our relationship a week ago and it's really tough to accept his decision. "Beautiful Seed" inspired me to move on, it's my best companion everyday.

God is always with us. Every moment in life happens for a reason. He wants us to be stronger each day.

Thank you for this lovely album! You are really a Gift from the Almighty!

God Bless! =)

Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Helo Corrinne

Thank you so much for your kind wishes for my graduation! I am very touched you still do remember me from Xmas!

Beautiful Seed is truly exceptional... I will certainly look forward to seeing you sing live soon! Take care of yourself and God Bless!

Friday, August 17, 2007 4:17:00 AM  
Blogger pauline said...

Hi Corrinne, I love your music and i really think you have a very nice voice and i'm buying your new album-beautiful seed soon! Cuz the songs are all very nice and your song makes me feel good whenever i listen :) So, good luck in your music career!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007 8:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacqq said...

Hi Corrine! Hmm im truely bless by your music. As im having my Quiet Time with God, i felt the strong presence in my "secret place". Thanks for sharing your amazing music and the stories behind every song. Im really proud that Singapore have such a talented singer! (: Take Care and 加油!

Friday, August 17, 2007 8:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Corrinne,

This is my first time posting a comment. Caught your concert at Barfly last Thursday. I was lucky to get a great seat and was at the 2nd table form the stage.

I especially liked 5 Loaves and 2 Fish. I believe that this is by far, one of the greatest gospel songs of all time. It reminded me of my son who is 13 and how sometimes I could learn a lot from him. I believe that you could get a Grammy for it.....really I do.... Just remember that I said it first....

Brian
PS: With that song, I've also just converted my wife to a fan......

Friday, August 17, 2007 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Hi Corrinne,

Really proud of a Singapore-girl made good! I cried (and cried) when I first heard Fly Away. Awesome song full of feeling! I have just released my own first album of covers of pop ballads and wanted to come by to Barfly to listen to you sing and hand you one of my CDs, but parental duties kept me away! Look me up on my website www.joyzrecords.com. Congrats and God bless!

Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:37:00 AM  
Blogger Shandy said...

Hi Corrinne,

I like the songs most are Beautiful Seed and On The Side Of Me. I agreed with the people who gave their comments here that your songs are inspiring and I do appreciate the way you compose every songs. Keep It Up!

Now I know what are the songs about when you post every stories behind every songs. Because yesterday I saw your album at the CD shop (because my friend was searching for Your New and old CD album) and when I looked at the title of every songs from your new album, I was wondering what 33 means and now I know 33 is your age. Yup, It reflect me of Jesus Christ when he's in the age of 33.
The title of few songs interests me like 33, 5 loaves and 2 fishes and green-eyed monster.

A|| +h3 B3s+ !
God bless you with the talent of music. Use it wisely to glorify Him. God Bless

Sunday, August 19, 2007 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Brian N Kathy said...

Hi Corrinne,
Great concert at Barfly. Thanks for singing at St Mary's last night. You now have new fans from the St clare's Choir (5.30pm Sat). 5 Loaves and 2 Fish is really fantastic and I think it is a potential Grammy winner. When you go up and recieve it, just remember I said it first.....
Brian

Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Hi corrinne,

wonderful album indeed! love all the songs in this album. =D I enjoyed the songs esp " five loaves and two fishes " coz am a catholic too =D and just realised the story behind , Shelter, and personally this song is a great song for friends and love ones.. and its also a great christianity song coz.. it sounded to me that God is telling us, His child to just.. "Call my name, Let me be your ans. Coz it hurts me to see you in this way. I wanna ease your pain, Helped me understand, Let me be your shelter,My friend. " and yes, He is our best friend =D feels so much comforted and it sure reminded me of His great Love and to treasure it.

Thanks Corrine dear for this wonderful album! HE is always here with us!

Sunday, September 02, 2007 9:15:00 AM  
Blogger gingerena said...

oh....i love this album :) esp the one about the nephew..it makes me tear.

Sunday, September 02, 2007 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger Jaslin said...

Hi Corrinne

I just fell in love with your " On the side of me", just like you, I write all my feelings in poems, how I wish to be able to sing out like you.
I share the same thought as you, in life, love, family and friends.
You expressed it so well in your songs and I felt so touched and taught me lesson of life.

Thanks for all your wonderful songs.

God Bless

Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:17:00 AM  
Blogger Chief Jack said...

Imagine finding out you're on Blogger too! I started here several months ago. It's great to see you're doing so well. Marsha and I are very proud to have you as a friend. Your work just keeps on improving.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger metaphoricallytwisted said...

Hi Corrinne!

Heard your songs & instantly fell in love with it. Kinda ties in with my current emotions. Gonna support you Gal!

Sue

Sunday, September 09, 2007 4:27:00 AM  
Anonymous lish said...

Hi Corrinne,

Your songs are awesome - they keep me going while times are tough. Each and every song is a beautiful masterpiece, I can never stop listening to them.

Thank you, with much love.

Monday, September 17, 2007 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger mr.sandmannn said...

Hi Corrine, during the last concert, i.e., the beautiful seed concert, i was armed with all my CDs but never got to get your autograph cos i was at the back of the line and had to go off early.

Also, I've been wanting to give this poem to you but never got the chance so I decided to leave it here:

Corrinne

May I relish in your silk voice, vast and full, enigmatic in depth?
Surreally sublime, sincerely real in tone and timbre, you
sweep me off my feet as I flutter to the bouncing beat
the hi-hats clap along with the snare, rattle-a-tat.

You make me want to sing,
make me want to dance,
make me want to cry.

I’m basking in your voice,
joining you in your journey,
struck by the way you move me.

Wisps of wisdom succinctly drift past me, caressing my mind
I dive into the psyche you opened up for me; I’m falling to fly.
Why do you cry, that I may learn to find faith in love and love in faith?
Why do you pour your all, shedding masks, naked so I may see your soul?

You make me want to sing,
make me want to dance,
make me want to cry.

I’m basking in your voice,
joining you in your journey,
struck by the way you move me.

And I thank God he gave you.

Friday, September 21, 2007 7:56:00 AM  
Blogger The Quek Family said...

Hi Corrinne, I have been away from Singapore for the last few years, previously in NZ and now in Japan. I admit that I have not heard any of your songs. Last night, when I was with my family at a HMV in Yokohama, I chanced upon your album "beautiful seed". I had no idea who it was and what the album was about. Picked up the headphones and listened. I asked my wife to listen and she too like it. I bought it immediately. I am pleasantly surprised when I got home, realising you are a Singaporean. Couldn't imagine that I had to come across your album in Japan! All the best.

Friday, September 21, 2007 9:17:00 AM  
Anonymous camy said...

Actually, I'd heard quite a bit about you but never got down to listening to your music properly. However, since my buddy is a huge fan of yours, I bought her your latest cd and got an opportunity to hear some of your music. After that, a friend told me about your blog.

Only after reading this, did I start to listen out for the lyrics in your songs. I just wanted to thank Jesus for you because what you wrote really reached out to me, reminding me that God is still present in my down moments. Thank you for being yourself in your music and blog. You are greatly appreciated and remembered in my prayers. I believe that what you are doing will reach out to many and allow God to touch them.

I'll be borrowing the other cds from my buddy to catch up on your songs and lyrics. Thank you, Corrinne :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger paN!cker said...

hey ho! man i stumbled upon your blog somehow and i was heartened to find you blogging like anyone blogs! some celebs don't really blog about the real deal but you really are yourself here and i'll say it made for a splendid heartwarming read. don't know much about you apart from that you've a great voice but just reading this tells me you're really down-to-earth and enjoy living life.

definitely a role model for peeps out there. well keep on posting and God bless in your relationships as well as your health (yes i got to the arrythmias part).

oh and it's so weird you've got archives but yet you have EVERY post on the mainpage! it was definitely interesting to get to the bottom of the page (finally) and end up reading like "let's see where blogging takes us". took the cake man. (:

Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:37:00 AM  
Anonymous angel said...

hi corrinne, you are awesome. not just your songs, your lyrics, your voice..but you. you as a person.
i had fallen in love with 'Beautiful Seed'. esp love the song 'Shelter'. and i bet many have already told you, but i would like to tell you again, you really have got great great lyrics. i could repeat the entire album's tracks over n over again..everyday. for the past a month or two already.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:23:00 AM  
Blogger Tommy :) said...

Hi Corrinne, thumbs up for your album. love this album especially "Shelter". This song touched my heart and soul, and I could really relate to the lyrics in the song. Thanks and really appreciate for having such great music.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Yishan said...

I just have to say that you are awesome! I'm really proud of what you are doing and truly your songs touches me and encourage me in many ways. Its pretty divine for me to came across this post at this point of my life. =)

God bless! =)

Monday, October 01, 2007 1:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Like any other album of yours, this is nevertheless a beautiful album. Your songs are so inspirational, and I'm absolutely in love with most of the songs.

Thank you for bringing such beautiful songs to us.

It's proud to have you as a local-talent. =D

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi corrinne

I love your Love Song for #1! Thinking of using it as my wedding march-in song! You think it's appropriate??! heh heh... what's the story behind this piece? :P

Thursday, November 01, 2007 4:07:00 AM  
Anonymous zm said...

Dear Corrinne,

Thought I'll just write in to thank you for all the beautiful songs that you've wrote. Ur songs are inspiring and it really touches deep into my heart. I love your voice and the way you present those songs was magic.

Listening to your songs made me tear and laugh.

One of my favorites is "Shelter". True friendships are hard to come by. Through the lyrics, I'm touched by the unconditioned care and love that you have for your friends and cherishing everyone around you. To me, there's something to learn from you. =)

The other one that left a deep impression is "Little Superhero girl" from your previous album. I thought the lyrics was absolutely creative and funny. Listened to it brings joy.

Keep up with the good work! =)
I really look forward to hearing more great songs from you and all the best in your future endeavors!

best regards (=

Friday, December 07, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous cypoon said...

Hey, just want to say I like your song, "Leaving" very much. (:

Thanks!!

Friday, December 14, 2007 6:24:00 PM  
Blogger ecneralx said...

Hi Corrinne, was playing around with my friend's ipod the other day when i came across your song 'Five loaves and two fishes'. Couldn't help but tear when I listened to that wonderful and reassuring song. Really blessed by your songs. Thanks so much. God bless! =)

Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Hello, I just want to say that 'Shelter' really touched my heart, it really struck so close to home.

Thank you, for being able to put my feelings down into words (although you don't know it) and for writing such good music.

I'd just undergone the Sacrament of Confirmation yesterday, and i hope to be as proud and strong a Catholic as you are :)

Monday, April 28, 2008 4:46:00 AM  
Blogger roLainEღ 可愛い said...

i admire you corrinne for bringing such a beautiful songs ^_~ keep up it up

Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

heylo!!

I love your album! Especially your song 5 loaves and 2 fishes...I would really love to learn how to play it...!! it's such a beautiful song..is it possible for you to post the sheet music or whatever notes online or something? =(

Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen L said...

Hi Corrinne,

I only started listening to your songs yesterday, and am hooked to it already! Not only because of the beautiful tunes and meaningful lyrics, but how it encourages me as a Christian in a 'crazy world'. We often feel so bitter and frustrated in life but not remembering how God's leading us through every step. Thanks for being an inspiration to many. Keep up the good work and may God give you more inspiration and use your amazing talents for His work!! You've truely been a blessing. Thanks!! :)

I love singing too, and I wonder if I will ever have a chance to sing your songs for non-Christians and touch their lives with it! :P

Karen

Monday, October 06, 2008 7:08:00 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

Hey Corrinne,

Your spirit motivates me as a singer-songwriter.

Thank you for sharing about Berklee so openly too.

I really appreciate it.

I read your blog entry, and feel i should get a copy of the cd myself.
I love stories.

x
Juliet

Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger shekaina said...

hi corrinne, thank you for making beautiful songs. i'm really inspired.i write my poems and my inspiration is you.i love listening to your music.and am greatful that you wrote the song "beautiful seed","stay on the road" and "free" belonging on your other albums.i'm glad that i bought your album beautiful seed.:)

God bless

Sunday, March 08, 2009 1:50:00 AM  
Blogger SHANNIE said...

Hello Corrine! (: thanks so much for being incredulously inspiring. I totally love your songs!

Sunday, December 13, 2009 9:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like your songs..5 loaves and 2 fishes, beautiful seed, and everything in its time..those songs are so inspiring..i hope you visit the Philippines again, and thanks for creating and sharing your music..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hello, my name is Rachel. I have found your music to be a huge blessing in my life. The "cherry blossom edition" of "Shelter" has been a huge inspiration and food for my soul. I'm an aspiring musician, and I would love to play that song on piano, for somebody I love very much. I seem to have trouble finding accurate sheet music for it, though. if you would email me the sheet music, it would be the greatest thing ever. my email address is rchlfrost@gmail.com

I pray that God would bless you richly, just as your music has blessed the lives of others. Thank you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011 5:40:00 PM  

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