Three Pictures Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian award-winning production company renowned for the 2016 hit film, The Kid From The Big Apple, held its official original soundtrack launch recently at Setiawalk, Puchong.
This makes them the first in the nation to execute such a concept of having an album launch specifically for a film.
The newly released album consist of a compilation of the theme songs, background scores and other audio tracks in Mandarin and English.
These songs are from both the first film as well as the upcoming sequel, which is set to hit cinemas nationwide on November 16, 2017, followed by other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Titled “Togetherness,” the album gives fans a unique chance of hearing a preview of the songs in the upcoming sequel as well as reliving some of the hit songs from the first film. Jess Teong, the director of both the films, exclaimed that, “Good things should be celebrated twice!”
The event saw personalities such as Bell Yu Tian, Jóhannes Koo, Olive Chok and Chelsia Ng belting out to snippets of the songs. The director herself sang along to a couple of tunes as the entire crowd resonated with the beautiful music and message being conveyed through the melodious vocals.
The soundtrack album, available for pre-order on www.threemomento.com, will be officially released on November 1. The quaint event was held at a charming café at Setiawalk, LOVE 18 Chocolates, which is a The Kid From The Big Apple themed outlet.
The café gives off the sense that one has stepped into an actual scene of the highly acclaimed film as it is decorated very similarly to the film’s settings.
The Kid From The Big Apple, which tells the tale of 11-year-old Sarah from New York City who
was forced to stay with her estranged grandfather in Malaysia, made over RM6 million in ticket sales last year.
The film featured key themes such as loyalty to one’s family and importance of preserving culture in modern society with a line-up of cast that included Hong Kong’s star Tommy Tam (Ti Lung) and rising child actress, Sarah Tan Qin Lin.