While chanting “the music scene is dead” (樂壇已死), Ng Lam Fung, who always wears signature round glasses and carries a guitar with him, is the composer behind many great hits. Indeed, he is one of the upcoming singer-songwriters in Hong Kong that you shouldn’t miss in recent years.
Ng Lam Fung fell in love with music when he was in secondary school and found a band with his classmates. Later, he started busking on some of the busy streets in Hong Kong. In 2009, he made his singing debut with the single “The Wright Brothers”, which cites the story of The Wright Brothers to encourage people not to give up even when they don’t get the desired results. Since then, his musical talent is discovered by famous artists and producers, and he started to compose songs for them. From the ballads of Alfred Hui and Jason Chan to the group song of popular boy band MIRROR, many of which are written by Ng Lam Fung. 2021 was a turning point for him. By chance, he participated in the huge and significant music project developed by the music industry veteran Carl Wong and Siu Hak “The Music Scene is Dead” (樂壇已死), in which they ask the listener to pay more attention to emerging local stars. The project has drawn great attention and Ng Lam Fung became known to the public.
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter then signed a record deal with the label “Sunny Idea” and held his first solo concert at Macpherson Stadium followed by his EP “Life Donut”. The experience of studying social work influenced him in different ways. His works are mostly inspired by the trivia of everyday life. While he tries to convey the message “think positively”, he also struggled between being a songwriter and a singer. “I found that the songs I wrote for other artists are way more popular than the songs I wrote for myself. Should I concentrate on composing? Am I a bad singer? Luckily this stage of confusion didn’t last long, and he is now grateful for what he has achieved. This year, the singer-songwriter continues his breakthrough.