Winner and double nominee at the 12th International Music Awards (Best Song, Contemporary Christian/Gospel; Nominee for Best Song, R&B/Soul), Sarah Cheng-De Winne's debut Mandarin album "看见" explores "seeing with the heart", a culmination of 5 years of seeing life and music through new eyes since her English full-length album, Brand New (https://open.spotify.com/album/1J5BqrIhZgrWiqNdafc7cM).
With a "delightfully soulful" voice, Sarah's musical explorations take the listener on a decidedly heartfelt journey in search of supernatural hope, lighting up the depths of the human heart. The modern R&B ballad "看见" was written to reflect her experiences in participating in three large Chinese singing competitions where she realised that everyone wants to be seen. The definitive "要你的爱" explores the emotions of long-distance relationships, while upbeat songs with pop and rock underpinnings leverage on Sarah's versatility in creating pop hooks that linger. The emotional dedication "爱的恩典" written for her grandmother and faith-inspired "爱形空缺" express Sarah's reflective, yet distinctive R&B-infused tones for the contemporary Chinese audience, balancing fresh musical character with contemporary Mandopop songwriting. Sarah’s signature performances are in her rhythmic and soulful songs "超自然盼望", "斜雨" and "我需要你" showcase Sarah's rich velvet timbre — alternating effortlessly between earthy-evocative and ethereal — pointing the direction of future releases to come from the Singaporean songbird.