Television anchor and singer Ruben Thevandran, better known as Burn, has released a Christmas tune in Bahasa Malaysia along with singer Vince Chong. Titled Natal Lepas, the tune is what appears to be a direct translation of the Christmas classic, Last Christmas.
The two took to their respective Instagram accounts to release the tune. According to Burn, Natal Lepas was created twenty years ago when the two were recording songs on CDs. This year, they decided to bring themselves, the “Translation Hantam Fellas”, to social media.
Burn and Vince were part of the first season of the Malaysian reality singing competition, Akedemi Fantasia in 2004. Vince was declared the winner of the show.
Burn went on to pursue hosting, both on television as well as on the radio. He is also a voice over artiste. The 37 year old didn’t stop singing, in spite of his busy schedule. He released numerous successful singles, such as Kasih Ibu and I Can See Now. Burn is now one of the most sought after sport commentators in the country.
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‘NATAL LEPAS’ was in fact created more than 20years ago long before social media was born… We would just have random recordings on CDs those days.. So I thought why not Burn and I relive those memories by updating our concept of direct translation into today’s world.. When you put a guy like me who’s Bahasa is like Tiada Pengalah plus a guy like Burn who knows all the Malay Street lingo, this is the result… We proudly present to you… NATAL LEPAS… #natalepas #lastchristmas #parody #georgemichael #christmas2019 #vincetovid NATAL LEPAS muncul selepas penantian 20thn kami berjinak jinak dengan parodi lagu lagu krismas ketika zaman digital/media sosial belum muncul lagi. Kadang kala dalam kebosanan kami merakamkan lagu dalam CD ketika itu. Kemudian kami terfikir, apa kata kita kembalikan memori kreatif kami satu ketika dahulu itu dan merealisasikan impian tersebut dengan konsep ‘translasi secara terus menerus’ kepada dunia digital kini yg tiada batasan. Memperkenalkan jejaka celup yang tidak fasih berbahasa Melayu viral dengan ayat ‘tiada pengalah’ namun tetap berusaha! Seorang lagi jejaka berbangsa india yg fasih berbahasa melayu dan ini adalah hasilnya! Dengan penuh bangganya kami persembahkan kepada anda.. NATAL LEPAS.. #natalepas #lastchristmas #parody #georgemichael #christmas2019 #vincetovid
Merry Christmas, Burn & Vince!