Watch Margasatwa’s glitter-filled music video for ‘Yang Asli’
Malaysian indie rock band Margasatwa released a glittery music video for their latest single “Yang Asli” (“The Original”).
The video premiered on Thursday, May 20, arriving five months after the single was released in December 2020.
The clip, directed by Adriana Tunku of Den House Productions, sees Margasatwa perform the song wearing a vintage ’70s costume on an eye-catching, glitter-filled ensemble. The group is also comically distracted by the presence of a female model who appears halfway through the video.
Check out the music video for ‘Yang Asli’ below.
Production of the video was funded by fashion brand Levi’s Malaysia after Margasatwa won the brand’s Levi’s Music Project Grant late last year. After qualifying as a finalist, the band received a grant to record ‘Yang Asli’ in November 2020 before releasing it the following month.
In December, Margasatwa performed alongside other finalists Alien Lipstick Fire, Dato ‘Maw and MAYABAYU in the Levi’s Malaysia virtual storefront where they competed for RM20,000 to fund a music video – with Margasatwa in the lead.
Formed in 2016, the five-piece group consists of singer Akmal Hakim “Kimal” Mokhtar, lead guitarist Fadhil Imran James, rhythm guitarist Shahir Samsi, bassist Shadiq Sapian and drummer Syahir Majid.
The group is signed under the independent imprint Lunchai Emas, which is owned by acclaimed singer Mr. Nasir.
The group released their first single ‘Ego’ in 2017, followed by ‘Asmara Boto Kaca’ (‘Glass Bottle Love’) in 2019, which was included on their self-titled album released the same year.