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can·dle /’kandl/
...lit to produce light as it burns.

CANDLE is the latest musical offering form award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Cheng-De Winne. With bilingual songs of light and love, this release hopes to inspire listeners with expressive songwriting, stories of newfound hope and Sarah’s delightfully soulful voice.

Best known for her "chocolate velvet vocals", Sarah extends her signature R&B-infused sound to include collaborations with Paula Ma Yu Fen, Taiwan’s most sought-after vocal producer, and Chinese lyric powerhouse Zhang Si’er (JJ Lin, Harlem Yu).

Desiring to express herself authentically as a songwriter, CANDLE also sees Sarah co-writing the Mandarin lyrics on the song 我需要你 Wo Xu Yao Ni (I Need You). She believes this is an inevitable part of her journey towards becoming a truly bilingual singer-songwriter.

Written, recorded and produced over a period of extensive touring in Taiwan and China with international music production from Taiwan, Singapore and Los Angeles, CANDLE is the culmination of Sarah’s passion to inspire the next generation of changemakers with her unique brand of music for the soul.

Made possible with an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign and grant support from the National Arts Council and COMPASS.

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released April 15, 2015

Executive Producer: Sarah Cheng-De Winne
CANDLE EP produced by Kavin Hoo
Co-produced by Sarah Cheng-De Winne

Vocal Arrangements by Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Lead & Background Vocals by Sarah Cheng-De Winne

1. Candle
Music & Lyrics by Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Vocals recorded at Earthtones Studio, SG
Mixed by Bob Horn @ Echobar Studios, CA

2. To Where You Are
Music & Lyrics by Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Guitars: John Scott Evans
Bass: Eric Holden
Flugelhorn & Trombone : Lee Thornburg
Vocals recorded at Earthtones Studio, SG
Additional Background Vocals recorded at Soundfarm Productions, SG
Mixed by Bob Horn @ Echobar Studios, CA

3. 爱的恩典 The Grace of Love
Music by Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Lyrics by Sarah Cheng-De Winne & Zhang Si'er
Guitars: Adam Lee
Arranged by Adam Lee & Kavin Hoo
Vocal Producer: Paula Ma Yu Fen, TW
Vocals recorded at Forward Music, TW
Mixed by Kavin Hoo @ Earthtones Studio, CA

4. 我需要你 I Need You
Music by Sarah Cheng-De Winne
Lyrics by Sarah Cheng-De Winne & Eddy John Sng
Guitars: Adam Lee
Arranged by Adam Lee & Kavin Hoo
Vocal Producer: Paula Ma Yu Fen, TW
Vocals recorded at Forward Music, TW
Mixed by Kavin Hoo @ Earthtones Studio, CA

Photography & Album Artwork Design by Mark De Winne
Custom Typography by Mark De Winne & Joe Chang

Supported by grants from the National Arts Council Singapore and COMPASS.

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Winner at the 12th Independent Music Awards for her song "Love-Shape Void", Sarah Cheng-De Winne's foremost calling is to inspire others with a message of supernatural hope through her soulful stories, songs and voice.

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Track Name: Candle
CANDLE

B-b-b-burn, bu-rn, B-b-b-burn, bu-rn
B-b-b-burn, B-b-b-burn,
Bu-u-u-u-urn

In the quiet, in the darkness
You hear every secret
Falling of my teardrops
Calling of my deepest heart

Waking in the cold of twilight
Searching for the sunlight
You’re already waiting, anticipating

Into the fire, out of the dark
You know the places where I start
To fear and tremble
Baby you are my candle
I’m gonna burn with you again
Every part of me you claim
Your love so transcendental
You are my candle

B-b-b-burn, bu-rn, B-b-b-burn, bu-rn
B-b-b-burn, B-b-b-burn,
Bu-u-u-u-urn

Learning how to walk on water
Broken hands you offer
Drenching every dry bone
Quenching every restless soul

Now you’re calling, I will answer
Face the pain in laughter
Truth is more than knowing
I’ll go where you’re going

Into the fire, out of the dark
You know the places where I start
To fear and tremble
Baby you are my candle
I’m gonna burn with you again
Every part of me you claim
Your love so transcendental
You are my candle

Sometimes I’m just afraid to walk through fire
You’re on the other side
You’re my desire
My light is fading but your radiance shines
It’s love divine, this love is mine

B-b-b-burn, bu-rn, B-b-b-burn, bu-rn
B-b-b-burn, B-b-b-burn,
Bu-u-u-u-urn

Into the fire, out of the dark
You know the places where I start
To fear and tremble
Baby you are my candle
I’m gonna burn with you again
Every part of me you claim
Your love so transcendental
You are my candle
(repeat)


B-b-b-burn, bu-rn, B-b-b-burn, bu-rn
B-b-b-burn, B-b-b-burn,
Bu-u-u-u-urn
Track Name: To Where You Are
TO WHERE YOU ARE

Feeling like I’m at the brink
Of a shiny new beginning
Take a breath and take a drink
Of the love that I’ve been given

So many roads I could have chose
The only way you let me go
I’m finally here

You’ve been around, ups and downs
You are my hope, you are my crown
It’s finally clear
Clear

You’re my shining star
I’ll follow the light, follow the light
To where you are
Find me in the dark
I’m gonna fight, I’m gonna fight
With all my heart
To get to where you are
To get to where you are

Used to think that life’s a game
There’d be winners and a loser
But everybody’s just the same
Everyone wants to be closer

You’ve got a dream deep in your heart
Give it a chance, give it a start
You’re finally here
Someone above’s watching with love
Going gets tough, He is enough
Nothing to fear


You’re my shining star
I’ll follow the light, follow the light
To where you are
Find me in the dark
I’ll follow the light, follow the light
With all my heart

Maybe the road is less travelled
Your love and joy it overflows
You’re the tree and I’m just an apple
May I find the way you’d have me grow

You’re my shining star
I’ll follow the light, follow the light
To where you are
Find me in the dark
I’ll follow the light, follow the light
With all my heart
(repeat)
To get to where you are
To get to where you are
Track Name: 爱的恩典 The Grace of Love
爱的恩典

小小的领略
静静的岁月
悄悄用皱纹美化你的脸

针线和时线
画面和空间
没有什么是没你足迹的世界

我刚强在你的怀抱
在那儿找自己
熟悉的味道不曾散去

你织的爱是晨光的温柔
你织的爱是诗歌的节奏
你日夜在填补我的不够
拥有的所有
源自你心头

距离不太远
你居我心田
你句句我听见
透露我的明天
有你为我编织爱的恩典

路走得再远
再多的再见
也取代不了你留下的甜

毛衣是体贴
被爱的感觉
把你的影像烙印在我的眼眸

我刚强在你的怀抱
在那儿找自己
熟悉的味道不曾散去

你织的爱是晨光的温柔
你织的爱是诗歌的节奏
你日夜在填补我的不够
拥有的所有
源自你心头

距离不太远
你居我心田
你句句我听见
透露我的明天
有你为我编织爱的恩典
Track Name: 我需要你 I Need You
我需要你 I Need You

写下来寂寞的心灵手记
藏起来流浪者的犹豫
一个人在银河迷失自己
流星飞来扰乱我情绪

(Wrote down a journal of loneliness
Hide away the troubles of a drifter
Losing myself in the milky way
Shooting stars disturb my emotions)

跨越宇宙的距离
穿越星际和你相遇
你明白我灵魂的言语

(Crossing the distance of the universe
Meeting you across interstellar space
You understand the language of my soul)

爱情不是流浪记
你唤醒我游牧梦境
被你锁定我不再飘移

(Love is not a wandering memory
You wake me from a nomad’s dream
I’m secure in you, no longer do I float)

Chorus:
只有你 You rescued me
从孤单的深渊
擦干泪滴不再哭泣
I was blind but now I see
在你怀里爱得彻底
你拆卸我心的墙壁
我需要你

(Only you rescued me
From the abyss of loneliness
Wipe dry my tears, no more weeping
I was blind but now I see
In your embrace, love is complete
You demolished the walls of my heart
I Need You)

赶走了内心缠绕的幽灵
脱下了我骄傲的面具
因为你,舍弃破碎的过去
爱是让人勇敢的原因

(Chasing away the ghosts that wrapped my heart
Taking off the mask of arrogance I wore
Because of you, I can leave my broken past behind
Love is the reason we can be brave)

爱情不是流浪记
你唤醒我游牧梦境
被你锁定我不再飘移

(Love is not a wandering memory
You wake me from a nomad’s dream
I’m secure in you, no longer do I float)

Chorus

离开寂寞弥补脆弱
你的爱让我不再迷惑 我需要你
每个角落泪光闪烁
你的爱点亮幽暗的我 我需要你
你的承诺给我把握
爱是行程不是成果 我需要你

( Leaving loneliness, filling my weakness
Your love removes my confusion
I Need You
In every corner tears are flickering
Your love lights up the darkness in me
I Need You
Your promises give me something to hold onto
Love is a journey, not the result
I Need You)

Chorus