Watch: 'Hey There Young Sailor' by The Impatient Sisters

The Malaysian songwriting trio's enchanting new video will make you dream of mermaids

By Andrea Tim | Published: 16 May 2016

Video: The Impatient Sisters

The Impatient Sisters (Soraya, Nazeera and Irena Taib) released a new music video for their song Hey There Young Sailor, and it cured our Monday blues ten seconds in.

Set in the deep blue sea, a sailor (Alfred Loh) pens love letters for a mermaid (Ho Lee Ching), who swims up to look for him. The sisters' soothing folksy harmony and vocals can always be looked forward to in their music, but the rustic illustration of sea life and classic sailor-meets-mermaid storyline will tug at your heartstrings, too.

And don't worry, the ending is as sweet as the song.

The Impatient Sisters consist of real-life siblings Soraya, Nazeera and Irena Taib. They launched their self-titled debut album in 2014. Hey There Young Sailor is one of the tracks in that album and it is also the first song the sisters have made a proper video for. The music video was directed by Ling Low and features the handwritten work of local calligraphy expert Inez Tan.

Related: Interview: Impatient Sisters


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