Thursday, April 29, 2010

New video for K'Naan's Waving Flag featuring Will.I.Am & David Guetta (Museke)

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa (Mzansi Mundial) song has a new remix an the video premiered today, Thursday April 29 on MTV.

The third single from K'Naan sophomore album Troubadour, "Wavin' Flag" was chosen as the Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the Mzansi Mundial in June this year. The Waving Flag Coca Cola celebration mix is the theme song for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa and part of EA Sports FIFA 2010 World Cup soundtrack. Shakira and Freshlyground's Time for Africa seems to be the official World Cup anthem, a song which samples a very popular track from Cameroun called Zangelewa.

See the lyrics for the World Cup song here and that of the original Wavin' Flag here. Versions of the single have been recorded in English, Spanish and Chinese.

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, the song also became a charity single featuring 50 other Canadian artists under the group banner Young Artists for Haiti. Looking to create an urban remake, K'Naan chose producers Will.I.Am and French dance-music hitmaker David Guetta to help fine-tune "Wavin' Flag" into a ditty with a more mainstream feel.

In the video, Will.I.Am and Guetta appear before a black backdrop, but mostly, we see K'Naan inspiring people. He climbs a mountain, sings arm-in-arm with children and performs a concert, all set to the chorus, "When I get older, I will be stronger/ They'll call me freedom/ Just like a wavin' flag."
New chorus - "When I get older, I will be stronger/ I'll make it better/ Struggle no longer/ - "When I get older, I will be stronger/ They'll call me freedom/ Just like a wavin' flag."

Watch the new video

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Label - A&M, Octone Records
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