Original Vocals are vocal songs that I have composed and arranged. Most of the songs are sung by me with a couple of exceptions that feature other vocalists.

Black Rose

  • Artist : Fred Lin

  • Composer : Fred Lin

  • Lyricist : Fred Lin

  • Arranger : Fred Lin

  • Producer : Fred Lin

  • Date Produced : Dec 2006

So, most of my time is spent working, sleeping, eating, music, gaming. Gaming has always been a huge part of my life, and still retains a significant fraction of my attention and time. In recent months, I have been playing the Mass Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft. Unlike previous MMORPGs I’ve played, my guild in this one was 99% Singaporean, and there are over 40 of them. Naturally, over the past few months of battling together, doing things together, talking together, we’ve formed a natural bond with each other, like in army.

They know that I’m a musician & producer, and have been asking me to come up with a guild song for them. To be honest, I thought the idea to be ridiculous. How on earth was I supposed to write a song about a guild who battles giant dragons and demons on weekends?

Surprisingly, I was laying on bed one morning, trying to get out of bed. This bassline and melody suddenly sounded in my head, and kept repeating itself throughout the X minutes which i was lazing on bed. I hopped out of bed, fired up Cubase and very quickly recorded down the ideas that were in my head before i forget them.

It was crazy, I just suddenly had this insane urge to do a dancey electronica track, which I’ve ABSOLUTELY no hands on experience in doing before.

Anyway, I sat my ass down, organized all my ideas in my head together and made them happen one by one. The song was pieced together, and I arranged it exactly the way I had imagined it to be. The lyrics were the last, and hardest part. It’s really hard for me to write something in the gaming, inspiring battle context. I hope whatever i came up with was simple enough, but not too cheesey.

Oh, Black Rose is the name of my World of Warcraft guild. Black Rose @ Barthilas.