While the world and we Malaysians are under lockdown to fight the pandemic we are facing, some Malaysian resort to numerous activity to keep their heads held high to endure the Movement Control Order. Some try their hands in cooking, baking, up keeping or starting a fit and healthy lifestyle and some to creating positive vibe through music.
Thrillhoodz Rydahz, a Malaysian Hip-hop Rap group, created Aku Takut Rona, not just to pass the time, but to emphasize the importance of fighting the COVID-19 by wearing a mask, social distancing and staying at home. Inspired by all the ‘struggles’ of staying at home, the song is also a tribute to all our heroic front liners who are referred to in the song as our very own Marvel Avengers. Harivarmaa Perumal@ Hust, 31 and Muhammad Shafie Othman@ Young Caddy, 34 have been producing music together since 2015 and aim to make music that relates to everyone as well as to channel positivity. Aku Takut Rona started when Shafie sent an instrumental with a hook out of boredom to Harivarmaa while scrolling through quarantine memes.
Their songs Tell Me Somethin’ and now Aku Takut Rona appeal to the younger generation with the objectives of entertaining their fans and getting social messages to the masses. The ‘Aku Takut Rona’ music video was launched on 18.4.2020 via and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/track/6k36huUaUrsjvGauO9nxoe) and Youtube (https://youtu.be/keH1bxpXzzQ) shared in Facebook (facebook.com/ThrillHoodzRydahz/) and Instagram (@thrillhoodzrydahz) and since have gotten encouraging engagement in the social media platforms and people at home started their own challenges showing their creativity/talent such as dancing, drawing and even parody as the song played in the background.
Do remember to check out Aku Takut Rona and support local music. For more information contact Harivarmaa aka Hust via firstname.lastname@example.org or 010 2178331.