Defying stereotypical bubble-gum Canto-pop, up-and-coming singer Kay Tse On-kay will sing about Filipino domestic helpers and speeding overnight public light buses on her new album. 'We want to write about things related to Hongkongers' daily lives and talk about it from a personal angle,' she said. Her last album, Kay One, released last year, features tracks about the local slimming culture and gossip magazines. There's also a song about refusing to be a typical Canto-pop singer who croons karaoke-oriented tunes. The pianist (right), who was spotted after winning a singing contest while studying at the University of Hong Kong, landed a record deal with a local indie label last year. She was named one of the best newcomers in last year's music awards. 'It's still Canto-pop. But we want to add some funny and interesting elements to it, something people don't expect from Canto-pop,' she said. Tse said she was also enriching the music with sophisticated guitar arrangements. Recently, she was asked to be the supporting act in the concerts of independent singer-songwriter Chet Lam Yat-fung. The crowd was impressed with Tse, who played Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love for You on a grand piano. She said Lam's shows were touching and encouraging. 'I wanted to cry every night I got on his stage,' she said. 'I really appreciated that, with just his voice, a guitar and his band, [Lam] attracted so many audience. 'You can really touch people's heart when you sing with heart.'