Budak Pantai Nothing Also Happy

It’s been a long time since I bought a music CD. I think the last CD I bought was Shirlyn Tan’s Newfound Jealousy. That is more than 2 years ago! And don’t get me wrong. I don’t download music too. I’m been listening to podcast and online streaming. So buying a CD can be considered quite eventful for me since I don’t do it often nowadays. And I’m sure many people out there don’t buy CD nowadays too. It’s a dying form of music distribution.
I must say that I’ve never heard of Budak Pantai before their Starbucks Tour. Yes, me mountain tortoise lah. I’m glad that I was following Starbucks Singapore’s facebook page and heard about their Singapore Starbucks Tour. I googled about them and found some of their live performance on youtube. Fell in love for their music straight away. I even went Raffles City Starbucks to catch them live.
Their CD is selling for $18 at Starbucks now. You know lah, I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. Everytime I order my drink, the CD seems to be calling out to me, asking me to bring it home. And so I bought my first CD in 2 years. And I’m totally enjoying the CD now. Quote from the CD foreword:

Hope you enjoy this CD as much as we’re enjoying the money you paid for it

Yeap, you bet! The songs on the CD is pretty interesting. From asking question like “Why do man have nipples?” to song about Retrenchment. A song for Pedra Branca and a song about Nothing. They even made a song out of that famous phase. “Say also don’t listen, Listen also don’t understand, Don’t understand also don’t ask, Ask also don’t do, Do also do wrong…….”. Yeap, that’s how amazing they are. The song is very entertaining and is on repeat for the past few days.
Here is one of the song that is in the CD. They performed this song at Raffles City Starbucks. Listen to the lyrics carefully.
Budak Pantai – Delilah

Check out their website too. (Warning: Heavily flashed and autoplay background music)
They will be having a concert at the Esplanade concert hall on Dec 17 and 18, 7:30pm. Tickets at $35. Check out SISTIC page for more info. “Happy Songs for a Great Recession


  1. Went to their Final Countdown concert at the Esplanade. finally paid for their gig after so many years and bought this CD as well. Thank you(Budak Pantai) for the music, for giving it to me.

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