Photo credit: AMANDA ONG

Local singer-songwriter Amanda Ong’s new single ‘Square’ tackles human imperfection

The song is now available on all major streaming platforms.

Quek Ser Han

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Published: 10 September 2021, 12:33 PM

Local indie-folk singer-songwriter Amanda Ong has just released her newest single entitled Square.

While Amanda doesn’t quite remember what she wrote the song about, she is certain that the chorus touches on the topic of human imperfection, telling the listeners that it is normal to have flaws and make mistakes in life.

Although the title of the song is Square, the cover art is made up of different-sized, brightly-coloured triangles. It is based on the first line of the chorus: “the triangles that form a square are just fragments of a thing trying to keep itself together”.

The song also encourages the listeners to accept that everyone has flaws, with the lyrics: “if we could just see it for what it is, life could be so much bеtter”.


Amanda commissioned a local artist for each of her releases to date, as she is a supporter of the Singapore arts community. PHOTO CREDIT: AMANDA ONG


Square is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Bandcamp and Deezer.

The music video premiere for Square will be released on Sep 22 on Amanda’s YouTube channel

She will also release her second EP on Oct 22, entitled About Me.

Amanda has garnered listeners in 86 countries. Her songs have been featured on various playlists curated by Spotify and Apple Music, played on radio stations such as 987FM and have been featured in The Straits Times. 

Her songs also received nominations at the Youth Music Awards 2020 under three categories.

In addition to writing and performing her own songs, Amanda also produces a cappella covers with her a cappella group New Recording 47.

If you enjoyed Square, you can also check out her other songs You Don’t Exist and Eye to Eye.

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