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#Showbiz: 'Bringing the light' to raise spirits during Covid-19 and MCO

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 5 days ago Aref Omar
Loung Ung et al. standing in front of a computer: Mark Adam with part of the team that worked on the new single, Bawakan Cahaya. (Picture courtesy of PWS) © Provided by New Straits Times Mark Adam with part of the team that worked on the new single, Bawakan Cahaya. (Picture courtesy of PWS)

KUALA LUMPUR: With the intention of shining some light and inspiring hope in Malaysians during these dark times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO), a group of personalities from Media Prima Berhad (MPB) have made the effort to produce a moving single, Bawakan Cahaya (Bringing the Light).

According to a news report, the lyricist of the song, Ahmad Fedtri Yahya, revealed that the idea for the project was sparked by Primeworks Studios CEO Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar.

“The song was composed by Yise Loo but the lyrics were altered to reflect the current situation. I took about an hour to come up with the words in line with the original intention and what I felt in my heart," he said.

The various personalities from MPB that were involved in the project included Fiza Sabjahan, Fahrin Ahmad, Hazrena Kassim, Sugeetha Chandran, Jan Chin and Sean LJE.

Rickman Chia, Yise Loo and Mark Adam, as well as Fedtri, also contributed their voices to the track via a poetry recital.

Fedtri confessed that the recording session was a challenging process since most of the individuals were not singers.

“Aside from that, I had to make sure that they understood the meaning of the lyrics in order for them to effectively convey the message."

"In the original version of the song, a lyrical chant is showcased during the ending segment. But for the new rendition, I replaced it with a poem that urges everyone to stand united as we currently face this very difficult situation," he said.

Fedtri added that the recording process was carried out last Friday by adhering to the MCO with each personality recording their respective parts individually.

The accompanying music video for Bawakan Cahaya has been screened during the interlude segments of programmes on the various MPB TV channels.

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