COVID-19: Primary 6 Boy Cheer On Singaporeans With Original Song

Jia Ling

While the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) is still on, it’s important to remind ourselves that we are stronger if we fight the virus together.

Jacob Neo, a 12-year-old boy from Fairfield Methodist Primary School have composed an original song in response to COVID-19, hoping to help Singaporeans pull through this period of fear and uncertainty.  

Primary 6 Boy Cheer On Singaporeans

Primary 6 boy cheer on Singaporeans in light of the coronavirus, together with fellow friends from Fairfield Methodist School (Primary) | Photo: Singapore University Hospital / Facebook

Song to encourage healthcare workers

The song, titled ‘Singapore, Unite as One‘ was written in two days by the student songwriter—both its lyrics and melody.

“I wrote this song as I wish to encourage the healthcare workers to press on, the COVID-19 patients to stay strong and to my fellow Singaporeans – Unite as One!” wrote Jacob. 

Interestingly, it was revealed that Jacob had no formal music education outside school. He was only introduced to songwriting in 2019 as part of learning in the General Music Programme (GMP), getting his hands on digital music software, GarageBand.

Still, that did not stop him from creating a masterpiece that is just so inspirational. 

‘Singapore, Unite as One’ was also presented to the National University Hospital (NUH) on 27 February 2020. 


Primary 6 Boy cheer on Singaporeans with original song: ‘Singapore, Unite as One’



Despite his young age, the lyrics penned by Jacob overflows with emotional depth. It is raw and heartfelt.


It also features behind the scenes of our front line professionals at work, students taking precautions against the virus and of the young songwriter and fellow student performers.


While the lyrics at first seems to suggest that all hopes might seem lost in light of the situation…


And the night looms the sun goes down


Day bleeds and light’s just a memory

The ‘crowns’ are invading us,

What can we do, this is agony

… Jacob wants to convey that even the toughest of times will pass, only if we do this together.


But we’ll be together through thick and the thin

As one country we’ll fight this virus and win

We’ll fight with our hearts and our minds and our souls

Protecting this island where we call our home

Alongside Jacob in the video are other students from Fairfield Methodist School who also have performing parts. All have gathered to show their support and gratitude to all the healthcare workers working at the frontline.

Photo: Singapore University Hospital / Facebook

Apart from the touching song written, the students had also gifted hampers consisting of snacks, tonics, hand creams and medicated patches to the NUH healthcare family. 

Kudos to these creative and big hearted young ones! 

Photo: Singapore University Hospital / Facebook

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