We know Christmas is right around the corner, but some are already prepping for Chinese New Year. One of them is Astro, who’s already gearing up to usher in the new year.
Yesterday (15th December), Astro announced their CNY campaign at Sunway Velocity Mall. In addition to announcing their theme for the year of the tiger, Astro also introduced the artists and celebrities who would be participating in the recording of their Lunar New Year album.
It’s been an exhausting year of trying to readjust to the post-pandemic lifestyle. In light of that, Astro wants to encourage Malaysians to continue moving forward valiantly. Their tag line this year is “Ü 虎加把劲 • 家家万事兴” which means “pushing forward with courage, positive energy and spirit as prosperity and opportunity will be in abundance as long as we keep pushing forward“.
This will be their 15th year in creating a Lunar New Year album. The 2022 album consists of six songs sung by local artists and celebrities. While there are some familiar faces, for some of them, this will be their first Astro Lunar New Year album! For instance, MyFM radio host 大头Aki, YouTuber and influencer Qiu Wen (秋雯) and more.
Surprisingly, a few members of the Malaysian badminton team will also be lending their voices. Among them are singles player Lee Zii Jia (李梓嘉) and the men’s doubles pair, Soh Wooi Yik (苏伟译) and Aaron Chia (谢定峰). They will be in the music video for “100% Moving (百分百动起来)”. The trio were apparently chosen to help bring out the feeling of motivation through the song. According to the producer, the trio are not only training their voices, but their moves as well.
Well, Astro’s New Year album is certainly shaping up to be quite an event. It’s something to look forward to, once Christmas has passed, at least. In the meantime, we’ll look forward to seeing our local artists, celebs and sport heroes perform for Chinese New Year!
Watch the full event here: