Iman Fandi may be known for her fashion flair and TikTok dancing skills, but she’s now adding original songs under her belt. Universal Music Singapore has signed on Iman Fandi, the only daughter of Fandi Ahmad, Singapore’s beloved sports icon, to their label.
As Fandi takes her place in the UMG roster that boasts the likes of Yung Raja, Fariz Jabba and ALYPH, she is poised to be the next female pop star in a new generation of young Singaporean talents.
In the public eye since she was a child, the 20-year-old has accumulated various accolades as an athlete, model and influencer. Naming The Weekend, Rihanna and Beyoncé as her musical influences, she’s ready to take on a new challenge as a singer-songwriter.
“The main reason I write and release music is so that people will know they're not alone in feeling a certain way”, says Fandi as she outlines her mission as an artist. This empathy comes from a place of empowerment and determination: “I want to be better. I also want to branch out and explore territories outside of Asia. I love experimenting and trying new things and I feel that being signed to the biggest label in the world will push me to do my very best – and more.”
On 19 February 2021, her debut single “Timeframe” written by her, produced by Singaporean hip-hop luminary Flightsch and mixed by 13-time Grammy-winning engineer John Hanes, who has lent his expert touch to numerous records by pop’s A-list such as, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, will make her aims and intentions clear.
Simon Jerome Nasser, Managing Director of Universal Music Singapore, celebrates his joyous reception of Iman Fandi’s signing: “Once in a while, a star comes along whose qualities cannot be compressed into a few words. Iman Fandi is that star”, adding that, “she is literally born to be the voice of her generation”. “Timeframe” will be followed by what he assures will be a “stellar EP” and a slew of live dates will bolster the label’s commitment “to elevate her career to greater heights”.
“Timeframe” is now available for pre-add/save on all digital streaming platforms.