Angela Chang: It’s only human to have moments of weakness

The singer stopped by Singapore for a press conference ahead of her concert on November 18

Angela Zhang

Photos: Teo Sijia
Video: Tan Shiqi

It’s been some years since Angela Chang last popped by Singapore for a concert, and she’s intending to make sure her fans have an experience that’s worth the wait. Stopping by Singapore for a press conference ahead of her concert on November 18, Angela shared snippets of what to expect at her gig without revealing too many details. Colour us intrigued.

The 34-year-old shared that each concert experience is tailor-made for every stop - her set list is based on the local audience’s favourite picks, and she changes up the outfit for the finale as well, ensuring that fans get a one-of-a-kind experience at every of her concerts.

Angela released her ninth studio album, Head Over Heels, earlier this year after a two-year hiatus and had a hand in both pre and post production for her latest offering. Admitting that she used to think that a singer’s responsibility was merely to ensure that they sang well, she mused that after 15 years in the business that playing a bigger role in her music is important to her because she wants to be able to show everyone how much she’s grown since then.

“Everyone is familiar with the Angela Zhang that sings love songs, but as the years go by, I’ve changed in terms of my state of mind and maturity and I now have different ways to express my songs,” the songbird explained. “My new album has a lot of trendy elements in it and I’ve also included some Western influences; I want to let everyone see and listen to a whole new Angela.”

In the past 15 years, Angela has been in the headlines for a number of wrong reasons, including rumours of discord with her parents, a falling out with BFF Christine Fan and ending her contract with Linfair Records, which signed her on when she just started out in showbiz.

Opening up to Toggle during an interview afterwards, Angela mused that the hard times weren’t the easiest to get through. “It’s only human to have your moments of weakness, but my personality is that I put things behind me quickly; perhaps this is the gift that the heavens have given me (...) I always look to the future and continue on my path or look at things from a different perspective,” she explained.

(Continued on next page: When does Angela plan to marry her boyfriend Sky?)

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