Malaysian power pop band Couple is back with another new single called “Be My Baby”, accompanied by wacky music video to bring a smile to anyone watching it.
This is the second in a string of planned singles they’ll be releasing, leading up to the release of their new album Poptimism sometime in 2021.
Hot on the heels of the previous single “Malam Minggu”, this song reinforces the fresh new sounds the band is exploring in their upcoming album, as they play around with elements they haven’t really explored before like beats and synths to add colour to their trademark power pop sound.
The video is a collaboration with Projek Rabak, directed by Mohd Jayzuan, and is fully shot in Ipoh, a sleepy old town on the way to the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia (where frontman Aidil is from), specifically around the Pekan Lama (Old Town) area, where legendary Ipoh shops like Nam Heong Kopitiam and Old Town White Coffee first made their name.
The video’s aspect ratio, colors & aesthetic is also a nod to the Madchester/electronica sounds explored in the song, and is obviously a love letter to the old Ipoh as well.