Phua Chu Kang (PCK) is back – again with his branded bling-bling jewelry, yellow boots and false curled hair.
Just a year ago he rallied Singaporeans to “be steady” and “not to play” in a sung Singapore Be Steady, played by Gurmit Singh to replace his iconic role.Nearly two decades after the first hit by PCK, SAR-vivor, the highly anticipated release came, which many people have taken for granted.Uncle Phua seems to have decided to spoil us more as a brand new song was released just yesterday(May 2), and it was already bopping heads.
This time, the song by PCK focuses on how important it is to be vaccinated during these trial periods – to do so with infection.
Singlish terms and fun texts are used almost excessively. With one of the most iconic phrases of the PCK, this chorus line immediately catches your attention: ‘Singapore doesn’t wait and see! Get your shot better. Pom pi pi pi stubborn.”
It seems that on Twitter some of them weren’t sure what Steady pom pi pi meant particularly.PCK’s beloved wife Rosie played by Irene Ang returns to the music video about twenty seconds away, and the couple have a back and forth rap struggle with vaccinations.
“But, Chu Ah, does it confirm that it is safe?” said Rosie, a bit cautious about getting vaccinated. “Aiya Rosie, come on be brave,” answered the PCK, trying to convince his woman. The vaccine doesn’t whack anyway and it protects against Covid-19.”
They’re not, of course, precisely Kendrick Lamar or Jay-Z, but you can’t blame your efforts.
The importance and relevance of this song cannot be underestimated, in view of the present situation, despite its slowness. In nearly a year, Singapore has faced its worst Covid 19 spate of community infections. In recent days, Covid-19 actions have been tightened as a result of this increase in community cases.
The song ends with an invitation to vaccinate Singaporeans: “I’ve got my shot, get yours too all right?” What is not contestable from his raps over the decades is that Singaporeans listen to Uncle Phua raps.