Sebuah Ulasan Kronologis dari “Nyala”

Saya pertama kali mendengar lagu “Nyala” pada konser Sal Priadi di sebuah mal di Jakarta pada bulan Juli, namun saya belum begitu memperhatikan lagu pembuka ini; sampai satu bulan kemudian, dimana naratif hidup saya mengikuti secara persis naratif yang Sal bawa. Enam bulan setelah itu, Sal Priadi akhirnya merilis versi studio dari “Nyala,” dan saya kembali mengingat-ingat kenapa lagu ini sangat mempengaruhi hidup saya enam bulan yang lalu.

Sound Check, vol. 1 with Sal Priadi

There’s nobody quite like Sal Priadi in the Indonesian music industry; there’s a focus on sincerity and honesty in his craft, but at the same time, there’s a great care put on exhibiting grandeur and flair. Securing a set on We The Fest—possibly Indonesia’s biggest music festival—while working on some new music, juggling through collaborations with other musicians, and gathering a fan following to boot, Sal Priadi is on his way to great things.

Sal Priadi & Nadin Amizah walk through the past in ‘Amin Paling Serius’

You’ve seen it on Instagram—visual previews of singer-songwriter Sal Priadi clad in traditional garb and rising young musician Nadin Amizah (also known through her Instagram handle, cakecaine) in a decorously-veiled white dress, dancing in the middle of a dimly-lit abandoned building, with a voiceover of them reciting poems and lyrics of their creation. These previews are aimed to promote their latest collaborative single, “Amin Paling Serius,” Priadi’s fifth headlining single and Amizah’s fourth one.