Divo Tùng Dương (left), much loved late rocker Trần Lập (centre), and guitarist/songwriter Trần Tuấn Hùng seen in the music video Cơn Mưa Tháng 5 (Rain of May). Photo courtesy of the artist
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese divo Tùng Dương has had a “reunion” with late rocker Trần Lập in his newest music video that was released recently.
In the video titled Cơn Mưa Tháng 5 (Rain of May), Dương duets with the frontman of the famous rock band Bức Tường (The Wall) with guitarist and songwriter Trần Tuấn Hùng.
According to Dương, the music video was unplanned.
“May is when life has ‘recovered’ gradually as the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer serious. The rains are the sign that summer is coming. While I was thinking about the past, an idea to do something with my buddy Trần Lập crossed my mind,” Dương said.
He then shared his idea with guitarist Hùng, who suggested he perform the song Cơn Mưa Tháng 5 that he composed with Trần Lập. The song became famous after a performance by the rocker and his band.
“Together with Hùng, my team and I were devoted to be able to complete the music video in May. The video is not only dedicated to Trần Lập, but also a symbol of our friendship.”
With the support of visual artist Hồng Vỹ and using modern mapping technology that allows images of the late musician to join the stage, the trio have created an impressive and touching performance.
Accompanied by the acoustic guitar of Hùng, the energetic vocals of Tùng Dương are in perfect harmony with the baritone voice of Trần Lập.
Lập, who died in March 2016 at the age of 42, just four months after being diagnosed with cancer, was widely admired for his energy, optimism and “fighting spirit” after his diagnosis.
“It’s fate offering me chances to perform with Lập and his band Bức Tường. I have devoted all my mind and heart when I sang his songs in the concert Bức Tường and Friends: The Hands Bring the Warmth to support him, and the tribute concert See You Again.”
Guitarist Hùng revealed that he and other members of the band Bức Tường will record a new album that is scheduled for release in October. – VNS