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Watch Reuben Fleetwood's Lyric Video For 'Haere Rā / So Do You' - Waiata Anthems Week

Watch Reuben Fleetwood's Lyric Video For 'Haere Rā / So Do You' - Waiata Anthems Week

Annabel Kean / Thursday 9th September, 2021 3:58PM

As we ease into spring and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week inches closer, the deluge of Waiata Anthems contributions from Aotearoa songwriting greats have been brightening the UTR virtual office. The Waiata Anthems Week initiative was launched to celebrate "the best new waiata and a chance to honour the champions and pioneers of te reo Māori who paved the way for future generations, supporting the emergence of a truly bilingual musical landscape". The refreshed te reo tracks have been compiled onto the official Waiata Anthems playlist which you can find below — but today we highlight 'Haere Rā / So Do You' from Reuben Fleetwood.

The Whangamata-born pop songwriter shares his fourth ever single for Waiata Anthems Week, a te reo take on his latest release 'So Do You'. Fairly new to the scene, although swiftly racking up the fans, Fleetwood made his debut in May this year with red hot RnB slow jam 'U'. 'Haere Rā / So Do You' flexes Fleetwood's full blown heart throb energy, showing off his silky pipes over a simple, grooving love song. If you're reading this Reuben, please understand I only have the best of intentions when describing you as New Zealand's Justin Bieber...

Listen to the official Waiata Anthems Week playlist here...


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