TBWA and Chong the Nomad Sample a Non-Stop Flight in New Singapore Airlines Campaign

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The innovative new campaign celebrates the launch of Singapore Airlines' non-stop flight from Singapore to Seattle
TBWA and Chong the Nomad Sample a Non-Stop Flight in New Singapore Airlines Campaign

Seattle is known for its rich musical culture and heritage. Major musical influences such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix and Macklemore to name just a few. 

And now with Singapore Airlines’ first non-stop flight from Singapore to Seattle, the city sounds even better. 

Together with creative agency TBWA\Singapore, Singapore Airlines created and conceived a campaign to celebrate the Airline's first non-stop Singapore to Seattle route with the release of a new music track featuring ambient sounds from the Airbus A350. 

The track is part of a creative collaboration with the Seattle-based upcoming superstar DJ, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Chong the Nomad (aka Alda Agustiano) to launch the campaign titled ‘Seattle Sounds Even Better Now’. 

Check out a promotional video below:


To create the campaign, Chong transformed the Airbus A350 into a musical instrument. Chong – who is famed for her tech-infused musical creations, often with recordings of unusual sounds – sampled the entire aircraft to compose the authentic, distinctive track titled Non-Stop. 

The campaign includes a ‘making-of’ film trailer, capturing Chong in her element as she explores, records and produces the authentic Non-Stop soundtrack in both Singapore and Seattle. 

When conceiving the campaign idea, TBWA\ Singapore’s creative team started with music as a premise. They sought out Chong and her knack for collecting authentic sounds to make music, then found a singular proposition - declaring that Seattle Sounds Even Better Now thanks to a non-stop flight and a skilfully crafted music track.

You can listen to the track on Spotify below:

 

Singapore Airlines allowed Chong special access inside and outside the Airbus A350 on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport. 

23-year-old Chong first started experimenting with sounds she recorded from a ramen kitchen she worked at in downtown Seattle. Since then, everyday objects have become her orchestra – each weird and wonderful sound lending to another beat and note in her compositions. 

Producing music since the age of 14, Chong has received critical acclaim as a rising electronic music producer, songwriter and DJ. 

Chong explored the Airbus A350 from the cockpit to the tail and from the wheels to the engines, creating a library of sounds to compose her track. In total she recorded over 45 different sounds. Many are recognisable to passengers – including the roar of the engine, clink clinks from silverware, the click of a seatbelt, the ding of the flight attendant button and even the familiar welcoming voice of the Singapore Girl. Other, less accessible sounds – including taps on the tyres of the Airbus A350’s nose-wheel, or the whirrs and ratchets of cockpit controls – are embedded in the mix as beats and bass. 

Back in a studio in Seattle, the Airbus A350 sounds were mixed with Chong’s signature pop- electronic style chock full of beeps, bops and quirky glitches to produce a bright and uplifting earworm of a track. The title is not only reflective of the catchy nature of the tune; it represents the new non-stop flights between Seattle and Singapore. 

Said Robert Nelk and Mark Peeters, Senior Art Director and Senior Copywriter, TBWA\ Singapore: “It is fantastic to work with an upcoming artiste like Chong and watch her work unfold. And doubly so to have access to an entire aircraft. Kudos to Singapore Airlines for embracing the opportunity to creatively innovate – and thank you Chong for the awesome ‘fly’ track that exceeded our already high expectations.” 

On the campaign: Said Chong The Nomad: “I would have never thought that one day I'd use a huge airplane as my instrument! Creating this project with Singapore Airlines was truly a remarkable experience. I was challenged as a producer but also thrilled to be able to do something so original and exciting. I'm glad that music got to play a part in connecting two beautiful cities.” 

Said Campbell Wilson, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Singapore Airlines: “This is an exciting and important milestone for Singapore Airlines as we launch a brand new non-stop flight to Seattle. We wanted to have a little fun and pay a contemporary tribute to Seattle’s incredible music heritage by creating a music track that’s completely one-of-a- kind.” 

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Client

Advertiser: Singapore Airlines

Music

Sound Design: Chong the Nomad

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: TBWA Singapore

Categories: Airlines, Travel

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