Calum Scott Collabs With Sarawakian Artiste For Sape Version Of 'You Are The Reason'

Adding a Malaysian twist to a popular hit!

Cover image via Fly TV (YouTube)

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ICYMI, Calum Scott was recently in Malaysia!

The English singer-songwriter was in KL to perform as the opening act for Ed Sheeran's + - = + × Tour on 24 February.

While he was here, Scott took the time to go sightseeing around our beautiful city, as seen in a Reel he posted on his Instagram account.

Besides that, the singer also managed to squeeze in a jamming session with Sarawakian artiste Anderson Kalang, with the duo collabing on a sape version of Scott's hit song, You Are The Reason

Accompanied by Kalang on the sape, Scott sang a beautiful acoustic rendition of You Are The Reason. The Malaysian twist really added something special to the popular song! <3

A video of the duo's performance was posted as a Reel on Fly FM's Instagram, where Malaysians flooded the comments section with praise and love for the unique take on the song.

Watch it below:

Coordinated by Fly FM and Universal Music Malaysia, the impromptu nature of the performance added an element of spontaneity to the jamming session. Here's hoping for more blends of traditional and contemporary music in the future!

Hailing from Sarawak, Anderson is a sape coach and Kelabit instrumentalist based in Kuala Lumpur

As a co-founder and former member of band Naungan, he served as the Contemporary Sape Mentor for the 2023 Sape Junior Competition in Sarawak, showcasing his commitment to nurture young talent in the realm of traditional music.

Check out his Instagram to see more of his musical pieces.

In case you didn't know, the sape is a traditional string instrument of Borneo-origin. A wooden-base instrument with strings attached, it works in a similar manner to a guitar.

Watch the full video of Scott and Anderson's jamming session below:

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