Singer Nguyễn Ngọc Anh. — Photo courtesy of artist
HÀ NỘI — Singer Nguyễn Ngọc Anh recently released a music video for Nếu Một Ngày (If One Day) – the theme song of the ongoing TV series Hãy Nói Lời Yêu (Say You Love Me).
Composed by songwriter Xuân Phương, whose hits Mong Ước Kỷ Niệm Xưa (Wishing for the Old Memories) and Anh (You) are hugely popular, the song is about the sorrow of a broken-hearted young woman.
Anh said she feels that sadness because she has experienced the bitterness of love being torn apart.
The video was directed by Sơn Thạch, featuring Anh performing as well as shots from the highly-rated TV series which airs every Thursday and Friday on VTV3.
The singer said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video was filmed in a villa owned by her friend with a limited number of people to ensure safety.
The singer said she released the video as a gift for the TV audience.
"Currently, the major concern of everyone is the pandemic, so a music product released during this time can be forgotten easily even if a lot of money and effort is invested in it.
“Our team postponed the project for this video a few times. However, after a lot of consideration, we thought once it was released, it could be considered food for the audience’s spirit. They can enjoy their favourite TV series and at the same time the video. The video is expected to encourage everyone to overcome difficulties while waiting for normal life to return," she said.
According to songwriter Xuân Phương, Anh’s emotional voice is perfect for the song. When he asked Anh if she wanted to perform the song the singer agreed without hesitation.
“It had been a long time since I had a song that completely conquered my heart,” she said.
“I really like this song. It is not only a theme song of a TV series but also presents a lot of emotions. It definitely can have an independent life beyond the series. For me, this is one of the few good songs composed during the pandemic season.”
A scene from the TV series Hãy Nói Lời Yêu (Say You Love Me). — Photo courtesy of VTV
Before this song, Phương had invited Anh to perform other soundtrack songs for TV series including Người Đàn Bà Thứ Hai (The Second Woman) and Sẽ Mãi Yêu Anh (Will Forever Love You).
With the release of the video, the singer hopes to contribute to promoting the development of TV series’ soundtracks.
“Although the living standards have improved over the years, the budget for every soundtrack song has remained the same for the past 10 years. This makes me really admire passionate people like songwriter Xuân Phương,” she said.
Born in 1981 in Quảng Ninh, Anh won the gold medal of the National Singing Contest in 1999 and the third prize of the Hà Nội Young Singing Contest in 2001.
She rose to fame after winning the second prize in the Sao Mai contest in 2005.
She has released a number of albums such as Mùa Thu (Autumn), Anh Em Và Đêm Mưa (We and A Rainy Night), Đóa Hoa Nở Muộn (Late Blooming Flower) and Thế Giới Tuyệt Vời (Wonderful World). VNS