Siti, the superhero
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.
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