Siti, the su­per­hero

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By KEN­NETH CHAW en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

DATUK Siti Nurhal­iza’s new mu­sic video packs a punch – lit­er­ally.

The mu­sic video for Se­gala Perasaan, re­leased late last month, sees the 38-year-old singer play­ing a su­per­hero, Nour Eriqa, who is clad in a flow­ing grey cape and a metal­lic mask.

“Most of the video clips I’ve done in the past were al­ways about these beauty shot-type mo­ments, with my make-up al­ways flaw­less and look­ing beau­ti­ful,” she said as she shared the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the su­per­hero con­cept when con­tacted by Star2. “But I dis­cussed it with my team and we wanted to do some­thing dif­fer­ent. I’ve wanted to play a su­per­hero for a long time.”

In the mu­sic video, by just mak­ing a mo­tion with her hand, a quar­rel­some el­derly cou­ple and a sulk­ing lit­tle girl im­me­di­ately turn joy­ful. Later, she ex­changes punches with a masked vil­lain threat­en­ing the safety of the peo­ple.

How­ever, the su­per­hero story line is quite dif­fer­ent from the song’s lyrics, which comes off more like a clas­sic love bal­lad.

“If you look at video clips over­seas, a lot of them don’t nec­es­sar­ily re­flect the lyrics,” she rea­sons. “But I don’t think the mu­sic video’s sto­ry­line is com­pletely dif­fer­ent from the song’s lyrics as the uni­fy­ing theme here is love. I play a su­per­hero on a mis­sion to spread love and pre­vent fights and feuds.”

To pre­pare for the role, Siti re­veals she was trained by lo­cal mixed mar­tial arts fighter Ann Os­man. “She came on set to teach me the proper way to fight and de­fend my­self. We did the fight scene, (seen) at the end, a few times to cap­ture it in var­i­ous an­gles.”

Se­gala Perasaan is the lead sin­gle off her 17th stu­dio al­bum, SimetriSiti.

It’s tough when your wife-to-be doesn’t show up for the wed­ding.

– YouTube

Her in­cred­i­ble vo­cal prow­ess isn’t Siti Nurhal­iza’s only su­per­power. She re­places sor­row with joy in her new mu­sic video.

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