Most Singaporeans would have heard of Corrine May and her music. For the rest of the world, here's Corrine! This Singapore-born, Berklee College of Music-educated songwriter & singer sounds like an amalgamation of Sarah McLachlan, Sting and an updated Joni Mitchell. She composes all her songs (almost). She released Safe In A Crazy World in 2005. Her first entitled Corrine May as well was released in 2001. Just recently, her new album was released, Beautiful Seed.
Corrine won the Carole King & Carole Bayer Sager Songwriting contest back in 2000, and the rest, as they say, is history.
When you write your own melodies and lyrics, and sing as well, and you happen to be that good - that's very very good indeed. Should check out her albums when in Singapore (she's already very big in Singapore and California, and should conquer the rest soon). Failing that, check out her Corrine May titled album at cdbaby.com , esp Fly Away, Same Side Of The Moon and If You Didn't Love Me.