Malay language rock band Tujuhband collaborates with tokuAsia to produce Sacred Guardian Singa’s official opening theme “OUR VOICE~SUARA KITA”.
On August 8, 2021, homegrown media company tokuAsia Pte. Ltd and local rock outfit Tujuhband announced “OUR VOICE~SUARA KITA”, the official opening theme song for Sacred Guardian Singa, tokuAsia’s flagship live-action superhero character that is being developed as a TV series.
Recorded at Snakeweed Studios in 2019, the new song is a re-recording of Tujuhband’s 2013 hit, “Suara Kita”, with the lyrics partially rewritten in English. A music video set to a TV sized cut of the song will be launched on the Sacred Guardian Singa Facebook page on August 8 at 2:00 pm (Japan) / 1:00 am (USA Eastern) as part of the announcement.
“We always knew that we wanted a local song by a local artiste as our theme song for Sacred Guardian Singa. As tokusatsu fans ourselves, we also knew that the song had to be amazing,” said Aydeel Djoeharie, co-creator of Sacred Guardian Singa. “When I first heard the original, I felt that it had a very unique sound that fitted what we were looking for. It was this sound and energy that convinced our team that this was the song we needed.”
Suara Kita’s initial release in 2013 gained the group a cult following in the Malay language markets of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, garnering two nominations (Best Regional Band and Best Singapore Song) at Anugerah Planet Muzik 2013.
The new version of the song sees its opening verses and parts of the chorus rewritten in English to allow the song to reach new markets with the TV show, which will be produced in English, whilst retaining its identity and Singaporean flavour as a Malay language song.
“The new rendition of the song was actually recorded two years ago, and we had been looking for the right time to launch it after the trailer, but the pandemic limited what we were able to do,” Aydeel continued.
“When we tweaked the design of Singa’s armour, it gave us the opportunity to finally introduce the theme song to our fans, at the same time giving a glimpse of what the new costume design would look like.”
“We felt honoured to get the call to collaborate with tokuAsia to use our song ‘Suara Kita’ as the theme song for Sacred Guardian Singa. We’ve always felt that the song had the feel and energy of a tokusatsu show and this partnership has taken the song to a higher level,” said Tujuhband in a joint statement. “tokuAsia is an amazing team to work with and we’re ecstatic to see this project go live.”
The video will also be made available on the Sacred Guardian Singa YouTube channel on August 11. The full version of the song will be released on streaming platforms at a later date.
A prequel comic detailing the origins of the Sacred Guardians is available to order at Asiapac Books, and an accompanying audio drama is also available for listening on services such as Spotify and Soundcloud.
About Sacred Guardian Singa
Sacred Guardian Singa is an action-packed, coming-of-age live-action tokusatsu superhero series in development, created in Singapore by tokuAsia Pte. Ltd. Inspired by popular long-running tokusatsu programs such as Kamen Rider, Sacred Guardian Singa firmly embraces its Singaporean & Southeast Asian origin by incorporating the region’s shared history & mythology into its lore, all while telling a contemporary superhero story that deals with identity, purpose and destiny. Readers can find out more about Sacred Guardian Singa at sacredguardians.tv
About tokuAsia Pte. Ltd
tokuAsia is a digital media entertainment company based in Singapore. Built on the founders’ lifelong dream of creating an inspirational live-action superhero, it is committed to the creation and development of family-friendly content, products and services with Asian-centric philosophy and values that can cross borders. The company’s flagship IP is the Sacred Guardians Universe, comprising of the Sacred Guardians comic book and audio drama, as well as the in-development live-action TV series, Sacred Guardian Singa.
Tujuhband was formed in early 2007 after starring in the hit drama series Danielle on channel Suria. They were nominated for Best Regional Band in Anugerah Planet Muzik 2013 alongside bands like Noah, Bunkface, Hyper Act and Aryan Band. Tujuhband launched their debut self-titled album on 7 Jan 2010 with the band’s first single Janji peaking at 4th position on the Ria 89.7 charts. Janji has also been nominated for Most Popular Singapore Song in Anugerah Planet Muzik 2011. Their 2nd single Gila peaked at 2nd position on the Ria 89.7 charts and the music video for that song was also aired on MTV Asia. The latest single Suara Kita held the number 1 spot on the charts for two consecutive weeks and was also nominated for Best Singapore Song in Anugerah Planet Muzik 2013. Suara Kita is also ranked #29 among the SG50 Malay Singapore Songs.
Source: tokuAsia Press Release