Nancy Sit recently collaborated with Malaysian singer Sheila Amzah for an upcoming Lunar New Year song.
The Hong Kong veteran and the Malay songstress recently recorded the song “The Year of the Yo” for the Year of the Dragon, composed by singer-songwriter Jonathan Wang.
The song cleverly combines the elements of traditional New Year songs with the popular light dance music style. In addition to paying tribute to traditional New Year songs, it also adds rap verses from the two artistes, hoping to bring joy and blessings to the audience through the cheerful melody.
“The Year Of The Yo” showcases the multicultural characteristics of Malaysia, as the lyrics also cover Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, English and Hokkien.
“I believe that after the release of this song, Hong Kong will also usher in the ‘Yeo Sheng’ craze in the New Year,” said Nancy.
The veteran singer also praised Sheila, saying that the Malaysian singer is not only talented in singing, but is also able to perform in many languages.
“I didn’t expect that she would also be able to sing in Cantonese very well like us Hong Kong natives,” she said.
As for Sheila, the singer said that she is not fluent in Cantonese, and that she had to practice hard for the sake of recording the song.
“It’s really difficult to sing in multiple languages. My tongue is almost tingling,” she said.
As for the opportunity for the two to collaborate, it originated from a movie project.
In June this year, when the producer’s representatives and Sheila went to Hong Kong to visit Nancy, the two agreed that they would collaborate on a song while waiting for the film to be developed.
Coincidentally, Nancy and Sheila have many things in common. They are both representatives of “strong women” in the entertainment industry, they balance family and career and debuted as child stars. After meeting, they quickly established a deep understanding and friendship.
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