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I’M a country singer because all my songs are about my country. Simple.
An artist’s journey is not only personal and internal but also a social and external one, since we are all terrestrial and cultural beings.
There are many ways to conceptualise this journey – sometimes the journey mirrors that of external events that forcibly shape one’s journey. Sometimes one has to look around and scrutinise the categories, which one will inherently be lumped into, against ours most of the time.
The most obvious category we are lumped into upon birth is our gender. Next would be our age. In Malaysia, the most contentious is our race.
However, the most common secular category we have been recently lumped into is by the economic group based on our income.
Categories seem clearly defined but in essence they aren’t – it’s just our species’ method of making sense of the world and ourselves. In this case, we all fall either in the B40, M40, and T20 categories.,
The M40 category are often left out of the popular political currency because, from what I gather, they are mostly urban, hence, lean more towards the opposition (Pakatan Harapan).
And like most countries, the electorates from rural constituencies are ripe for the picking for most ruling, conservative and right-leaning political parties because their needs are a lot less cosmopolitan – for example, most trade is still cash-based rather than digital like in urban areas.
Even so, I feel this is an unfair generalisation, even if so slightly, because actual metropolitan cities house swathes of B40 communities. The danger in making the simplistic urban-rural divide to an equally simplistic M40/B40 divide is misleading.
What we have in metropolitan major cities is a big class divide among T20s, B40s and the expatriate classes. The M40 tends to be the more mobile – both in social mobility and transportation – hence, the birth of the supposedly more affordable suburbia that surrounds major metropolitan areas like the Klang Valley.
As someone firmly in the M40 category, I’ve always found those in this category a lot more diverse than the simplistic data surveys tend to reveal.
Of particular interest to me is the encroaching of suburbia into former hinterlands, which in many cases are mobilised by real estate developers in tandem with state or nationally owned entities who lord over these vast territories.
And it is this territory – both the physical and mental – that I have been obsessing over in my songwriting and album conceptualisation for the past five years or so, culminating in my 2020 album “John Bangi Blues”.,