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Thursday
Jan052012

Mom, my music is in a movie!



My mom is happy!

And I'm really happy to be a part of Khairil M Bahar's latest film - Relationship Status.

It's a movie that digs into the whole phenomena of social media and how it has affected modern relationships. There's a cast of all-stars from the Malaysian film and theatre scene including Gavin Yap, Davina Goh, Tony Eusoff, Daphne Iking, Baki Zainal, Ruzana Ibrahim, Alfred Loh, Shuba Jay, Benji Lim, Amanda Ang, Adeline Ong and Susan Lankester.

It opens at TGV cinemas today!

I just saw it yesterday at the premiere and it was a real trip to hear my music (from Emo Attack Turtle, love letters EP & Our Voice) playing so loud in a cinema. I love movies and hearing how Khai used my music in the film was a real treat. 

Here's the teaser trailer (with music from Emo Attack Turtle):

And here is the full length trailer (with more scenes from the film):

Hope you'll catch the movie! Do spread the word - it's on a run of about two shows daily so catch it soon!

Click here to book your Relationship Status tickets online! [TGV Website Link]

Tuesday
Aug302011

Az Samad - Our Voice

What would it be like if you could have a song on an album that was inspired by you ?

What if, that song -- your song -- could communicate any message you want the world to hear?

What would you say?

What would your message be?

I'd like to know.

Which is why I'm looking for 10 inspirational titles from purposeful individuals with a message for the people.

Here's how it will work:

10 songs, 10 days.

I give a theme.

You give me a song title.

Everyone votes.

The song title with the most votes is the song of the day.

I write and record a song inspired by that title.

The person who suggested it gets to write one paragraph about the title and
what it means to them.

And then our songs with your message get released. To the world.

Sept 1st to Sept 10th.

Everyone who collaborates will get a mention on the album inlay text.
Everyone.
That includes you. =)

Join in and be a part of the creative process.

Let's make something meaningful together this Merdeka.

Our Voice in harmony on one guitar.

 [Join Our Voice on Facebook] [Join Our Voice on Twitter]

 
Listen to the songs:

Sept 1 2011 [Day 1] Theme: Love
One of these some-days
 title by Natasha Humera Ejaz 


[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of One of these some-days]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 2 2011 [Day 2] Theme: Hope
Intangible Hope
 title by @shaqyl


[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of Intangible Hope]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 3 2011 [Day 3] Theme: Peace
Rivers of tranquility
title by Yin

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of Rivers of tranquility]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 4 2011 [Day 4] Theme: Understanding
the give and take 
title by Alda Evan 

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of the give and take]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Colour of love
title by @embunmadu

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of Colour of love]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 5 2011 [Day 5] Theme: Happiness
 Smile in a face of a Child
title by Daphne Lee 

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of Smile in the face of a Child]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 6 2011 [Day 6] Theme: Dreams
purest dreamer
title by @embunmadu

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of purest dreamer]
limited to 100 downloads! 
 
 Sept 7 2011 [Day 7] Theme: Serendipity

The Possible Miracle
title by Raja Azidah Raja Jaafar

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of The Possible Miracle]
limited to 100 downloads!

Sept 8 2011 [Day 8] Theme: Friendship
Connected through time and space
title by Carrie Jahde

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of Connected through time and space]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 9 2011 [Day 9] Theme: Change 
It's Long Overdue 
title by Yap Cheng Lit  

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of It's Long Overdue]
limited to 100 downloads! 

Sept 10 2011 [Day 10] Theme: Food 
 I thought I was full and then I saw you...
title by Natasha Humera Ejaz  

[CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of  I thought I was full and then I saw you...]
limited to 100 downloads! 

FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

1. How long is this going on for?
10 days. Sept 1st to Sept 10th 2011.
 
 2. I'm in [insert your current location]. Can I enter?
 Yes! This is open to anyone, anywhere in the world with access to an Internet connection.

3. How does it work?
Everyday, Sept 1st to Sept 10th 2011, I will announce a theme for the day. You can suggest a song title and then later during the day, everyone votes for their favorite song title. The one with the most votes wins and I will write a song inspired by it. If you win, you also get to write a one-paragraph description about what the title means to you.

4. I don't play an instrument/I don't play music. Can I still take part?
Totally! Yes! =)

5. What's the deadline for the title submission and voting thing?
For submissions, it's currently till 4pm (local Malaysian time) and the voting takes place from 4:30pm to 10:00pm (local Malaysian time too). It might change depending on the response but I'm trying this for now!

6. Why are you doing this?
I love collaboration and I wanted all my friends and fans to be able to join in the creative process.  It's fun, it's a bit crazy and very unpredictable. Plus, I get to be inspired by song titles that I know I would never come up with!

7. Do you like playing video games?
Yes, I do. Not much time now but gosh, I do.

8. What's your favorite color?
Green. Sometimes brown. Earth shades. 

9.  Rumor has it you were on BFM 89.9 FM talking about this? 
Your sources are correct. Did you miss the show?
[Click here for the podcast: Az Samad interview on BFM - That Music Show]  

Have a question? Ask me in the comments section of this post. =)