“Get Better” Is TheSmartLocal’s Second National Day Song
Every year, Singaporeans tune in to the NDP for the chance to sing their favourite National Day songs along with their friends and families.
Iconic songs like Home, Count On Me, Singapore, and Where I Belong never fail to ignite the patriotism in us.
This year, local media company TheSmartLocal (TSL) has once again come up a National Day song of their own.
Titled Get Better, the song captures our collective hope for things to soon take a turn for the better.
“Get Together” MV stars TSL talents as a loving couple
Starring TSL talents James Rainier and Zina Ng, the song’s 7-minute music video (MV) sees them cast as an affectionate couple.
It didn’t take long before their relationship soon hits a bump — as Zina was descending down a hiking trail, she noted her inability to breathe before collapsing.
A later scene shows her lying on a hospital bed with a ventilator strapped on her face.
Couple’s obstacles symbolise challenges Singapore is facing
The couple’s obstacle represents the challenges that Singapore is facing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scenes of lifeless kopitiams, closed shops, and barren streets overlap those showing the couple as they attempt to overcome the ‘hurdle’.
The MV also shows clips of the couple’s happier times prior to the incident, reminding Singaporeans of the bright future ahead that will make the fight worth it.
Viewers are eventually left to wonder about the couple’s fate.
Though seemingly unconscious, Zina shows a faint smile when James was by her side — another sign of the good times that await beyond the horizon.
Rave reviews from netizens
The music video garnered a slew of rave reviews from YouTube users, just hours after its launch.
Many couldn’t help but compare Get Better to the official NDP song — some preferred the former.
A handful of them even requested for next year’s official NDP song to be produced by folks from TSL.
If you were moved to tears by the MV, you weren’t alone.
This netizen was so impressed by Rainier’s vocals that she wondered why he wasn’t already signed by a record company.
#Rainae fans, however, found themselves in disbelief after watching the MV. Zina later took to YouTube to offer her apologies, in response to shook netizens.
Available on Spotify
Get Better is also available on Spotify, so you can enjoy James’ stirring vocals on-the-go.
This isn’t TheSmartLocal’s first venture into the realm of original National Day songs.
Things will get better
Get Better is TSL’s take on the seemingly dire situation that our nation is facing, but at the same time represents our collective hope for things to improve.
Despite the uncertainties that shroud our nation’s 55th birthday celebrations, let’s remind ourselves to be optimistic and remain positive about the future ahead.
After all, the Covid-19 pandemic, like all storms, will one day pass.
Disclosure: MS News and TheSmartLocal are companies under TSL Media.
Featured image adapted from Facebook.