What an awesome day for Malaysian punk rock! Earlier today we put up a post for melodic punk band TIM‘s new single and now we get to help announce Malaysian ska-punk band Weng‘s new music video for the track ‘I Will Try’!
Here’s the full write up:
Kuala Lumpur ska-punk band, Weng, which draws influence from the likes of Kemuri, Plague of Happiness, The Suicide Machines, and The Interrupters, has just released the music video for the song “I Will Try”.
‘I Will Try’ comes off the band’s debut EP ‘Is This Even Skapunk?’ streaming further below. The song’s message is of never giving up when faced with challenges that life has to offer. The lyrics call upon listeners to always remember that, even when we know our future might not be so bright because of our past choices and regrets, it doesn’t mean that we should give up and stop trying out best.
Musicians featured in this video included the bassist and drummer of powerpop band GUWF, Munet and Jero along with Alter on guitar of pop-punk band Story Ends. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the video was only able to come to life via individual members shooting their respective scenes separately, and the final edit was done by the vocalist of the band, Ajai. The music video celebrates the DIY punk mentality where the shooting and editing of the video were completed by the members of the band themselves.
The band is currently working on new music for an upcoming punk rock compilation with various bands across Malaysia in tribute to Californian melodic punk rock bands. Apart from that, Weng is also working on a full-length release expected to be out by early 2022. A single from the full-length album is planned to be released by end of 2021.