People vent their frustrations through different mediums, some take to social media to fire away status updates and some retreat back to their rooms to pen a song. Taking a page out of the issue surrounding the RM2.6 billion in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts, singer Amirudin Hizadin found inspiration for his track.
The song which was uploaded recently on YouTube, went viral and it was because netizens could completely relate to Amirudin’s concerns. The song’s lyrics include how Amirudin does not have enough to pay for his petrol bill nor for his electricity bill. Also, the sick are get sicker and are unable to pay for their medication, and Amirudin then aptly questions, “Where has the 2.6 billion ‘stars’ gone to?”
He penned the song because of the stresses he faced from living in a country with a ‘dark leadership’ and it was not long before social media users started sharing his video and praised his effort. “Good melody and deep lyrics,” said Facebook user Zainal Musa.
Others shared their own plight with a, “It pains me when my dad once told me about a grandmother in the village who had to delay her bone operation, as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) charges for the metal pieces would run into the thousands.”
MalaysiaKini reported that the song has since gained more than 80,000 views, with more than 3,300 shares as of 8pm last night. Following this instant overnight success, Amirudin simply shares a YouTube comment thanking his viewers and urging them to share the video along, should they agree and enjoy the song.
“When I am stressed and I want to voice something, I convert the thoughts into a song. This song is about how I feel,” he said to MalaysiaKini.
Here’s a link to the video: