Eclectic Singapore musician/rapper Masia One teams up with Indonesia’s prince of Ska & Soul Denny Frust for this cross-country collaboration titled “Wait In Vain”. The track is a genre-bending summer-tinged jam produced by Trinidad-based producer Kevin Perkins who blends warm textures, rich reggae-guitar plucks and soft drum grooves that are all underpinned by Masia and Denny’s unique melodic runs and heartfelt lyrics. Masia leads the charge with her laidback sing-songy flows and vivid description of savouring each passing moment and having a positive spirit to revitalize one’s chakra. Denny follows through with his distinct cadence and soulful crooning. Masia closes it out with a smooth rap verse bolstered by layered harmonies to boot and closes it out on a solemn and uplifting note. At first, listen, the song seems like a romantic dedication to that Summertime crush when undeniable chemistry and attraction make us want to sing out loud “I don’t want to Wait in Vain for your loving!”
The visual is filmed in Langkawi, one of Malaysia’s destination islands. Together with Denny Frust, Masia One explores beaches, waterfalls, and hidden gems around this island paradise. The video also features spaces and businesses owned by friends in the local musical community, including I-Mangroove Cafe, Natty Hostel, and SB Skate Bowl—showcasing the incredible impact of these creative entrepreneurs on their community.
This release is accompanied by an NFT drop, which offers special access and discounts at the venues featured to the NFT owners, inviting regional audiences to experience the vibes of the song and video in person!