By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, April 19: Two Sarawakian singers, Jet Yi Jie Qi and Dave Bei Jie, have joined voices with other Malaysian artistes to record their appreciation and support for the frontliners battling Covid-19.
The collaboration, which includes artistes such as Zhang Yin Shan, Zuo Tou Jing and Han Lung among others, has recorded a song called “A Better Tomorrow”, composed by Alan Thoo.
Despite the English title, the song was sung in Bahasa Malaysia with lyrics also written by Thoo.
The video has been uploaded on YouTube today (April 19) and can be viewed online at the following link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnuDk7Nw81KX1sMNNlIs8L-zF5K6fgAtK.
“We are planning to gather all Sarawakian singers to sing this song together from their homes, to show appreciation, support and provide motivation to the people, especially the medical personnel and other frontliners in light of this Covid-19 outbreak,” said Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng in a statement.
Wee, who initiated the idea for “A Better Tomorrow”, has also invited the public to sing their version of the song to be uploaded on YouTube.
“The purpose is to gather all the strength of the people by singing ‘A Better Tomorrow’ from home as a way to motivate and to show appreciation to the frontline warriors.
“Same song, one person and one version. Sing it and share it. No matter who you are, we are looking forward to hearing your own version,” he continued.
The radio station version of the song was arranged by Wu Guan Yan and sang by Jet Yi. — DayakDaily