HCM CITY — Vietnamese musicians have released new works to cheer the national contingent competing at the SEA Games 31, which will kick off in Việt Nam today.
Rapper Karik has collaborated with pop star Hoàng Thùy Linh to release a music video titled Việt Nam Hết Mình (Go Hard, Việt Nam).
Karik, coach in popular reality show Rap Việt, said he wanted to share his pride in the national athletes with thousands of fans.
The song is composed by OnlyC, who has created numerous hits for Vietnamese pop stars like Hồ Ngọc Hà, Đông Nhi and Noo Phước Thịnh, as also famous rappers like Karik and Binz.
The composition has a joyful melody that blends with folk music, and its lyrics describe Vietnamese people and athletes’ determination to achieve glory for the country.
The MV deals with the athletes’ preparation for the event with images of football, basketball, boxing, athletics and swimming team members as well as thousands of cheering fans.
Phạm Anh Quân of Đồng Nai Province said he liked the song because it “delivers motivational messages and inspires our athletes to compete for the country’s glory at the SEA Games 31”.
“Linh is known for song mix of electro-pop and folk music so the song, Việt Nam Hết Mình, carries that uniqueness. It not only reflects a strong will in sports but has tinges of nostalgia,” said Quân.
The MV has garnered more than 810,000 views on YouTube since its release on May 3, and has been acclaimed by many fans.
Belief in the country
|Kicker: Songwriter and singer Nguyễn Đức Cường (L) and Vietnamese football player Đoàn Văn Hậu in MV Hành Trình Một Niềm Tin (Journey of Belief). Photo courtesy of the producer|
Songwriter and singer Nguyễn Đức Cường has released an MV titled Hành Trình Một Niềm Tin (Journey of Belief) to express and spread love for the country and national sportspeople.
“I watched the SEA Games when I was a secondary school student. It’s a long journey since that has nurtured my belief in and love for sport in general and football in particularly,” said the 40-year-old musician.
“Many Vietnamese athletes like the U23 football team, swimmer Ánh Viên, shooter Hoàng Xuân Vinh and boxer Trương Đình Hoàng have had great contribution to sports in Việt Nam’s and inspired millions of Vietnamese people,” he said.
The song, which is also sung by Cường, has a fast beat as it sends a motivational message to the country and its athletes.
The MV features Vietnamese football player Đoàn Văn Hậu, who is suffering from an injury and cannot join the national team at this SEA Games edition.
“I feel sad because I can’t participate in the SEA Games due to injury. So through the MV, I want to send my wishes for success to the U23 football team as well as all other sports teams,” Hậu said.
The MV, Hành Trình Một Niềm Tin premiered on YouTube on May 5, and has attracted more than 47,000 views to date.
Cường became popular after winning top prizes in Bài Hát Việt (Vietnamese Song), a TV reality show on original songs launched by Việt Nam Television in 2008.
He is known for ballads and electro-pop songs written for famous singers like Văn Mai Hương, Hoàng Thùy Linh, and Đoan Trang.
In 2021, Cường collaborated with well-known rock band Ngũ Cung to creat music that blends elements of rock with ethnic minority folk instruments and classical music instruments.
Their jointly released MV, Yêu (Love), was warmly received by many fans. — VNS