Monday, 21 February 2011

This Is Home - Keeping It Together (Prepare for the goosebumps on your flesh and hair on the back of your neck to rise up)

I'm a couple of weeks behind with this, but given that I've just today arrived back to Singapore after three+ weeks away in China, I think perhaps it couldn't be more timely.


Back in 2008, Kit Chan recorded the hit song, 'Home' for the Singapore National Day Parade. Now, two and a half years on, a new campaign has been launched to remind Singaporeans that this great country "is worth defending on all fronts, simply because it’s home".

So here you go, 'Home' - written by Dick Lee and performed here by "39 local singers from across generations including Max Surin, Maggie Teng, Sheik Haikel, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Taufik Batisah, Olivia Ong and more! They are accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)".... be prepared for the hairs to rise on the back of your neck and the goosebumps to break out on your flesh!!

After you watch the video, read on for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved.



From the 'Home' Website:

ABOUT THE 'HOME' MUSIC VIDEO

The "Home" music video is a new arrangement of the well-loved Singaporean classic written by Dick Lee and first sung by Kit Chan. To be launched on 15 February 2011, the music video brings together 39 local singers from across generations including Max Surin, Maggie Teng, Sheik Haikel, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Taufik Batisah, Olivia Ong and more! They are accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO).

The music video was directed by regionally-renowned Orion Chou and produced by Full House Communications. Kit Chan, the executive producer of the music video, pulled together long-time collaborators and icons of the local music industry Goh Kheng Long and Dr Sydney Tan as music producer and vocal producer respectively.

After the music video is launched on 15 February 2011, it will also be screened on free-to-air television and streamed on the campaign website www.thisishome.sg. The song will also be played on local radio stations.

The making of the "Home" video is captured in the limited edition book "Because It's Home". Find out more about the book and how to get a copy here.


ABOUT HOME

The warmth in your heart that keeps you going is a place called Home….

"Home – Keeping It Together" is the theme for Total Defence 2011. The campaign seeks to remind Singaporeans that Singapore is worth defending on all fronts, simply because it’s home.

Total Defence 2011 is anchored on the song "Home", a Singaporean classic written by Dick Lee and originally sung by Kit Chan. The lyrics of "Home" reflect Singaporeans’ treasured memories and shared dreams for the future, whether they are living in Singapore or abroad.

Tell us what Home means to you by joining the Make Your Own "Home" Video Contest! Simply upload your video here and stand to win fantastic prizes worth over $8,000!

Also, look out for the "Home" music video which will be launched on 15 February 2011. The video showcases a new arrangement of "Home" and features iconic local singers from various generations including Ramli Sarip, Jacintha Abishenagaden, Kit Chan, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin and more! You can do your part for charity by downloading the music video; every download will be matched by a pledged donation to ComChest by a private corporation.

1 comment:

Grace said...

I recognise the tune from the Mosquito Song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIYrD1Rmqw

Thanks for sharing!