NDP song almost ready

NDP song almost ready
Singaporean singer-songwriter Dick Lee.

The much-awaited SG50 National Day theme song has been written, but the public will not hear it until the end of next month at the earliest.

So says Singaporean singer-songwriter Dick Lee, who was tasked to come up with the tune.

The 58-year-old told Life! that final tweaks are being made to the song and it will likely be unveiled by the end of April or early May.

Lee, who is also creative director of this year's Golden Jubilee edition of the National Day Parade, refused to answer further questions about the song and its inspiration before it is released officially.

Many are waiting to see if he can conjure up a song that matches his 1998 composition Home, widely regarded as the best National Day song yet.

He also wrote the 2002 theme song, We Will Get There, which has been well received too.

In an interview with Life! last year, he confessed that the task of writing this year's NDP theme song was "very stressful".

"Everyone will be waiting to hear it with a bunch of stones behind their back and you're putting yourself out there," he had said.

He had added that the song had to reflect and celebrate Singapore's 50 years of independence.

melk@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on March 07, 2015.
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