Internet abuzz over sape rendition of ‘You Are the Reason’: Singer Calum Scott’s voice meets S’wakian Anderson Kalang’s sape magic

Anderson (left) and Calum (right) performing a sape rendition of 'You Are the Reason'. Screenshot: Fly FM on Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, Feb 29: Collaborating with Sarawakian musician Anderson Kalang, British singer Calum Scott has transformed his famous ballad ‘You Are the Reason’ into a serene and enchanting stripped-down sape rendition, adding a truly unique charm to the beloved song.

A TikTok video by Fly FM Malaysia captures Calum singing his ballad with passion as Anderson skillfully plays his sape, with Calum expressing awe in the arrangement at one point.

“I’m in disbelief,” Calum said and chuckled at 02.32-02.34 of the video, as he watched Anderson play the sape and then continued singing.

Check out the sape rendition of ‘You Are the Reason’ in the video below.


Thank you so so so much @Calum Scott for singing ‘You Are The Reason’ LIVE in our studio! 😭 The performance was absolutely magical especially with a Malaysian twist exclusively orchestrated by Sarawakian Sape artiste @Anderson Kalang ✨ #flyfmjokers #calumscottmalaysia

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Many online users praised Anderson and Calum’s performance in the comments section, stating that it was a great collaboration and a beautiful combination.

“Sape memang best, aku orang Semenanjung tapi aku cukup suka dengar petikan sape (Sape is truly the best; I’m from the peninsula, but I enjoy listening to the strumming of sape),” an online user wrote.

Another netizen stated: “I’m proud to be Sarawakian.” Another asked, “Are they going to perform at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF)? It would be great if they did, because I will not miss the festival this year!” — DayakDaily