Akeem Jahat and Chia Kun Loong call for racial harmony in ‘Friend Friend’ music video
Written by ABR on 25/02/2022
Singaporean rapper Akeem Jahat and singer-songwriter Chia Kin Loong have teamed up for a wholesome new single, ‘Friend Friend’.
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The duo released the single – produced by Singapore-based production studio Soul Dot – on Thursday (February 25), alongside a music video that sees the musicians play alongside handmade puppets designed by the artists, all while promoting racial harmony.
Performed entirely in Malay and Mandarin, the track touches upon the topic of learning more about other cultures and learning to accommodate them, instead of pitting races against one another.
This point is further driven across through the song’s catchy chorus, with lyrics that translate to: “Underneath the shades of our tones / We bleed the same red / We are all kin in the same breath / We are only as strong as the weakest link”.
Watch the music video for ‘Friend Friend’ below.
‘Friend Friend’ marks Akeem Jahat’s second single of the year, following ‘BASIKAL’ with Hullera and THELIONCITYBOY earlier this month. The single was the second time Akeem Jahat had worked with Hullera after the two released the collaborative single ‘Lilo & Stitch’ in mid-December.
In late December, Akeem also shared the track ‘Melodi’, a collaborative single featuring Malaysian artists AG Coco, Pak Din, and Ical Mosh.
Akeem Jahat has also worked with Soul Dot numerous times, including ‘Heartbreak Boulevard’ and ‘What Are We?’ with Marian Carmel, and ‘Jangan Buang Baju Gua’.
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