While the lyrics of her song may go "I wrote this song to paint a picture about a ceiling," Kirsten Long's official second single is more than just a song about a part of a house - and it's definitely not as plain as a ceiling either!
Coloured by a poppy beat and a quirky melody, 'Topsy Turvy' celebrates the fact that life is a roller coaster ride. Be it side to side, up and down, in and out, or round and round, life is constantly changing and is always filled with unexpected moments that keep things fresh.
The song also tells us that though life can surprise each of us in different ways, sharing your experiences by simply talking about your day with your loved ones — and listening to them when they do the same — can truly bring us all together beautifully.
Above all else, if the excitement of life and its unpredictability is too much to handle, ‘Topsy Turvy’ recommends that you sing out loud and unapologetically about it!
Although Kirsten wrote and composed 'Topsy Turvy' back in 2016, she only began working towards publishing the song as her second single in 2019 — with Malaysian music powerhouse Sid Murshid as the track’s producer. Her efforts came to fruition on the 8th of May 2020, when the song was released on Spotify and iTunes, along with a lyric video that premiered on the same day on YouTube.
Her debut single, ‘Be Yourself’, was released in the third quarter of 2019. The song is an urban folk jazz anthem that empowers listeners to stay true to themselves and not succumb to society’s expectations or pressures. For this number, Kirsten drew inspiration from the poem ‘Be Yourself’ by Ellen Bailey.
Kirsten has been a part of the performing arts scene since 2013, and has performed at a colourful variety of events and venues, such as the Butterworth Fringe Festival, MPO Unplugged and the Taipa Houses-Museum in Macau. She has also collaborated with a host of fellow artists, including Az Samad, Julian Chan and Joe Pruessner.
Additionally, Kirsten teaches music regularly, and has more than 10 years of experience under her belt as a music educator.
Armed with a feisty spirit and a dazzling passion for the arts, there’s no doubt that this singer-songwriter and occasional actress from Subang Jaya has many more melodious surprises in store for the world!
Kirsten is currently working on the third and fourth singles, both of which are expected to be released in early 2021. The details of her upcoming projects and performances can be found on her Facebook and Instagram pages, via ‘KirstenLongSY’.
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