For my high school friends.
Juwita Suwito – Just Like That music video
Lyric video for Just Like That, an English song by Malaysian singer Juwita Suwito. It’s a soothing piece in memory of her late father. Love the cute illustrations too.
The singer-songwriter is known for her reality show appearances (as a coach) in mid-2000s. Not sure if younger Malaysians know who she is, information comes and goes ridiculously fast these days.
Out of curiosity I also searched for Carolyn Keene, the name who appears in the lyrics at the beginning of the song. Apparently it’s the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories; I read many books from the series when I was teenage but never paid much attention to that. My bad =)
I also didn’t know about its long history. The first volume, The Secret of the Old Clock, came out in 1930. Can’t remember precisely but I think most of the stories I read are from 1970s (and onwards) instead.
Jaclyn Victor – Gemilang
Malay music video for Gemilang (means Glory), a song by Jaclyn Victor, first performed a decade ago when she was crowned the first Malaysian Idol in 2004.
Hari Malaysia – Slipstream
Music video for Slipstream, a song commemorating the 50th year of the formation of Malaysia on September 16, 2013 – written/produced by Pete Teo and performed by singer Melina William.
Made from archived news footage on August 31, 1957 (Independence of Malaya) and September 16, 1963 (Formation of Malaysia), the video features extracts from the Declaration Of Independence speech by Tunku Adbul Rahman as well as scenes from around the country on those two days.
Additionally, modern Malaysian personalities including politicians, business people, activists, artists (e.g Michelle Yeoh) and sports people were inserted into these footage through visual effects technology. Happy Malaysia Day.
2AM Bila Terasa Rindu @ Malaysia Concert
Video of Korean pop group 2AM singing a Malay song, Bila Terasa Rindu (originally by Malaysian singer Dafi), at The Way of Love 2AM Concert in Malaysia on December 1.
They performed that really well. The concert was widely praised by fans and media too.
2AM series – Previous: Jo Kwon I’m Da One – Next: One Spring Day
Tempered Mental – Honestly music video
English music video for Honestly, a 2004 song by Malaysian indie rock band Tempered Mental. The three-member team – Melina, Jimmy and Jack – held a mini-tour across Japan recently.