Artistes croon for a new Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Barely three weeks after his Good Morning music video went viral, Namewee is preparing a new song titled Malaysia Boleh to celebrate a new Malaysia.

Namewee, 35, composed it after the recent general election when Pakatan Harapan was voted in as the new government.

This time, he has roped in R&B songstress Ning Baizura, 42, and rapper Sasi the Don, 40.

The three Malaysian artistes worked together to shoot a music video at Dataran Merdeka.

“I am very happy to come here and sing with Ning and Sasi. We are proud to celebrate Malaysia’s 61 years of independence,” Namewee said.

The idea came when fans started asking him to write new songs for the Fifa World Cup, as well as Malaysia’s 61st National Day.

So, he decided to write a new song, combining both elements.

“I’ve written many different patriotic songs to celebrate Merdeka Day. Some are angsty, while others are touching. This one is on a happier note,” he said.

The song features lyrics in four languages – Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Tamil.

Namewee will be singing in Malay, Ning in Mandarin while Sasi will rap in Tamil and sing in English.

“I thought it was such a great idea,” said Sasi.

“Most importantly, this song is very, very catchy. Kids, especially the new generation, need to be reminded what Malaysia is all about,” added Ning, who is of mixed Arab, Chinese, Indian, Dutch, Malay and Javanese ancestry.

Malaysia Boleh will be officially released on June 16.

Namewee , Ning Baizura , Sasi the Don