The Sepet The Musicalsoundtrack is a thirteen-song album, telling the story of two teenagers in Ipoh – Jason and Orked.
Jason is a 19-year-old Chinese VCD seller, while the bright Malay schoolgirl Orked loves John Woo films and everything Takeshi Kaneshiro. As a romance blossoms between them, social and racial pressures slowly surface and come in their way.
In 2019, Liver & Lung, the Cammie award-winning British-Malaysian theatre company behind Kloud Fest and the Malaya Relived anthology, adapted Yasmin Ahmad’s iconic film, Sepet, as an immersive musical.
This weekend, responding to popular demand by fans, they have released the musical’s soundtrack on Spotify and all other music stores.
The production of the soundtrack was made possible after Liver & Lung were selected for the Independent Music Funding Programme, proudly facilitated by CENDANA.
The soundtrack features critically acclaimed songs like Breathe, Jauh, Sayangku, Another Careless Day and Char Siu, all performed by Badrika Baluch and Joshua Anthony Gui who originated the roles of Jason and Orked in the musical. Irena Taib of The Impatient Sisters leads the production of the album.
The album showcases a folk-pop sound, influenced by the cinematic and dreamy texture of Yasmin Ahmad’s score in the original film. It is a romantic, innocent and sometimes comic portrayal of the love that Jason and Orked shared.
Breathe, an album highlight, reimagines the love montage in the film, using a gentle guitar motif to lullaby its listeners into a romantic daze, reminding us that love is transcendental and blind to race and all other differences.
Liver & Lung is an award-winning, international production company founded by best friends, Shafeeq Shajahan and Hannah Shields. After winning three awards at the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards this year, Liver & Lung has been committed to upholding the arts in what has been a difficult two years.
Liver&Lung is a critically acclaimed and award-winning international theatre company. Stylistic and didactic, its plays, musicals and events in London, Edinburgh, and Malaysia have reached a wide audience.
Liver & Lung has won four Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, including Best Direction for Sepet The Musical and Innovation in Musical Theatre for Mahsuri (& Other Peculiar Tales).
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