It is undoubtedly a big leap for a musician to go from busking on the streets to performing on stage to starring in his/her own music video.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Razlan Shah now brings a breath of fresh air with “Jungle”, a new song off his upcoming EP, “Hounds”.
Produced by Darren Ashley, “Jungle” is a song that Razlan and Darren co-wrote in a jungle – literally. It is about trying to run away and feeling whole again, but realising how hard that can be. Darren described it as “one of the more honest, heartfelt songs” that he has ever co-written.
Its accompanying music video, also Razlan’s first-ever music video, was directed by Adriana Tunku and filmed/edited by Vince Cheong. Both singers are featured in it, but they appeared individually through a split screen. The screens later merged into one at the end of the video.
A former student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Razlan has been experimenting with newer ways to write music.
For his new EP, Razlan told Star2 that the songs will surprise fans as he labelled them under “alternative R&B, with hints of jazz and pop” genre. This is vastly different with his previous work, which includes the folk-acoustic “Sister’s Eyes” and the head-bobbing track “Flowers“.
Watch the music video for “Jungle” below:
“Hounds” will be released very soon.