The forthcoming album features themes of maturity, love and life

Phnom Penh, 14th October 2019 – SmallWorld SmallBand or better known as SWSB, one of Cambodia’s leading music bands renowned for creating new styles of Cambodian pop, announced the release of its new album on Monday evening at Smart Shop Monivong.

The album titled SmallWorld SmallBand consists of 12 new songs, with the first 6 to be made available on the Kingdom’s leading online music platform Pleng by Smart from now. Fans can enjoy the other 6 songs performed live at any of the upcoming SWSB concerts. The full album will be released in January 2020.

The band, led by bassist Riem SokPhirom, with lead singer Rithy LomorKesor, guitarist Morm Picherith and drummer SophyRong David, has been working on their new album for the past 15 months, with Picherith and Kesor writing the songs as well as exploring new ways of creating a new style music.

“Releasing this album is a significant moment in our music career that we have been waiting for and we are very excited to share something with our fans this year. Our aspiration is to introduce a new style of music to the mass audiences in Cambodia. We will keep chasing this dream and hopefully bring this music to an international audience in future,” said Kesor.

SmallWorld SmallBand is known for creating songs with a story and for redefining Cambodian music. Since releasing their singles Bonn Phum, Love9, Sport Song and Khmer Flag and their first album ‘2×5’, they have built a solid fan base among Cambodian music fans.

“Our second album is very deep and personal. We are sure people will relate to the music. It’s about love, life and responsibility. Basically, it’s about growing up!” said Picherith.

To be one of the first to listen to the new songs of SWSB, download Pleng by Smart which is available on both Apple App Store as well as Google Play Store.

“Smart has been the number one fan and admirer of SWSB since the beginning and we are proud to see how far they have come. We are always ready to support local Cambodian artists and we believe that SWSB can be successful not only in Cambodia, but also internationally,” said Stjepan Udovicic, CMO of Smart Axiata.

Pleng by Smart Pro subscribers will be entitled to a free concert ticket while other subscribers can purchase tickets at 3 USD each. Tickets can be collected or purchased at five selected Smart Shops from 19th October: Smart Shop Monivong, Smart Shop Koh Pich, Smart Shop AEON Sen Sok, Smart Shop Aeon Mall and Smart Shop TK Avenue.

Pleng by Smart, launched in February 2019, is Cambodia’s largest digital entertainment library with more than 1 million Cambodian and international songs. In addition, Pleng by Smart Pro subscriptions allow unlimited downloads for offline streaming as well as on-demand streaming of world-class music and live radio without advertisements. Following the rebranding of Smart Music, Pleng by Smart has regularly been upgraded with a variety of technical improvements, making it faster, more responsive and easier to use.

For more information on, and updates about Pleng by Smart, follow its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PlengBySmart or visit www.smart.com.kh.

 

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