S’poreans applaud new NDP song

Posted on 15 June 2012

“There is a mixture of different voices, like what you would hear during an exorcism.”

Those who can sing, are in the SAF Music & Drama Company. True story.

This year’s National Day Parade song is premiering to rave reviews around the island.

Called A Nation’s March, it is the marching-in anthem at this year’s National Day Parade.

The song, with its snaring military beats and Mao-era horns, will be sung by the marching contingents from the Military, Home Team, Uniformed Youth Organisations and civilian contingents with patriotism in their chests.

An early release of the song making waves online is recorded by soldiers who have taken one too many IPPTs in this lifetime that it has affected their ability to recognise melody.

However, feedback gathered has been encouraging. Listeners’ emotions have ranged from appreciative to patriotic.

Wo Ai Guo, a 30-year-old patriot, said: “Hopefully we can outdo North Korea this time. And the Malaysians will have nothing on us. Not to mention the Burmese.”

One other listener, Prick Lee, a music composer who wrote the award-winning song French Fries Paradise, could not control his emotions as he listened to the song, said: “I feel like vomiting.”

As an experience, though, it is unlike anything anyone has ever gone through.

Kuah Tio Qwee, a fan of heavy metal music, said this year’s NDP song is different: “There is a mixture of different voices, like what you would hear during an exorcism. When played forward or backward, the song sounds exactly the same, tuneless, but diabolical.”

A Nation’s March is expected to beat The Fun Pack Song as the most popular NDP song of all time.

The Fun Pack Song premiered to rave reviews all over the world last year, and put Singapore on the world map for our ability to be creative – not.

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