MaryAnn Sings: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

This song embodies my wish for you, that you live your life in the best way for you, that you pursue what is meaningful and worthy as a purpose for you, that you live your life without regret.   We live in an age where influencers and advertising constantly sell …

MaryAnn Sings: “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

I’m supposed to be in Finland now attending an artist residency and continuing my work on “Project: 100 Dream Trees” (maryannloo.com/100dreamtrees), but because of the pandemic and travel restrictions and the messiness going on now in the world, the opportunity has been postponed indefinitely, and I’m stuck here in Singapore …

MaryAnn Sings: “Life for Rent” by Dido

“I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home… I never stick around quite long enough to make it.”   From the get-go, this song speaks of me and my life.   I’ve never truly found a place I belong, also because I never quite stay there long …

MaryAnn Sings: “Fall At Your Feet” by Crowded House

I fell in love with this song since the first time I heard it, more than 10 years ago in my mid-20’s. I think the hapless romantic in me, who will do anything for love, totally eats this kind of music up lol   In these recent months, with no …

MaryAnn Sings: “With or Without You” by U2

(I apologize in advance for the “distortion effects” at some parts of this performance – I need to get a proper voice recording mic lol)   Seven months ago I ended a three-year romantic relationship. It was probably the most enriching and stable relationship I had been in, but due …

MaryAnn Sings: “Budapest” by George Ezra

When I was younger I used to believe in an idealistic version of romantic love, where I would meet a handsome stranger, and we would fall head over heels in love from the moment we locked eyes across the room (or across the cafe, across the subway train tracks, while …

Discover a New YOU Through Singing!

In my early 20’s when I explored a career in acting for 1.5 years, one of my significant stage performances was part of the ensemble for a musical with the Singapore Repertory Theatre. As an ensemble cast, you play many different roles within the two-hour show, at times having only …

MaryAnn Sings: “Breathe (2 am)” by Anna Nalick

This past week has been one of little losses in my life.   I postponed my artist residency in September thus delaying my primary art project indefinitely, I gave up a grant I received for this residency, two friendships (of sorts) have changed (these are a bit complicated), and one …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 3 of 3)

(Read Part 1 here) (Read Part 2 here) Finally we’ve come to the finale of this three-part overly-dramatically-titled blog series. To recap, I’m sharing three expectations I’ve had to learn to manage over the past few years as I walk this path of pursuing my passion and bringing my creative …