A newcomer act in the Jakarta’s music scene, the duo Lunar Motel is certainly bringing a breath of fresh air with their out of the ordinary concept.
It’s easy to guess that Rosalía is singing about the joys of having lots and lots of money in her newest two-single release, “Fucking Money Man.” However, as Rosalia usually does, she challenges our expectations. And she did it all in the native language of her hometown Barcelona—Catalan.
Rich Brian’s new single, “Yellow” doesn’t feel like a Rich Brian song—we’re missing the usual trap beats and his signature low deadpan delivery. But what we get is something much, much more than the ordinary.
The very thing we noticed the first time when Indonesian rock band Reality Club’s first single in two years was released is its intriguing title. It’s a play on two words: “telenovela,” which is a television genre popular in Latin America that’s close to a soap opera, and “novia,” the Spanish word for “lover.”
Introducing Black Canvas, a Melbourne-based duo formed in 2014 by Louis Pyo and Syena Radityatama. With Louis’ background in metal and Syena’s past works with his solo blue project, together Black Canvas formed a solid guitar-based unit, with strong blues elements in their music.
Familiar to rock fans as Oasis’ founding father, Noel Gallagher is back with a surprising Big Beat-inspired track.
The most memorable emo band from Jakarta “The Side Project” is finally back from the dead with their new single titled “Touché”, which was released on June 10th, 2019.
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.
On May 31st, local rapper Jibs released his single “Empty Room”. Produced and mixed by none other than himself under the mononym sleepyboi, Jibs serves us with a lo-fi hip hop track decorated with trap beats and self-written lyrics about lingering heartbreak and his perspective on life.
Semarang-based rapper/singer/songwriter Tiad Hilm released his new experimental hip hop single “Fear/Loathing” on May 10, 2019 under local music collective HILLS.