Final Friday, denisa, who I’m informed is one among Indonesia’s most promising singer/songwriters, launched her debut studio album, bloodbuzz. The album was despatched to me by Aldo from demajors, Indonesia’s main unbiased music firm. Evidently Aldo was impressed sufficient to ship the album to me, and man, he’s not improper, it’s a cracker from begin to end.
The 9-track album reveals a maturity and energy from this younger woman and whereas leaning in the direction of a extra business slant than her earlier tracks, she nonetheless has indie rock parts of these entwined on this all English language launch.
Once I first noticed the title bloodbuzz I considered The Nationwide. Certainly one of my fave bands of the 2000s and past, and thought she will need to have been listening to the band or a minimum of their famed single Bloodbuzz Ohio. Most individuals I do know who hearken to The Nationwide are kinda previous and filled with their very own tales about life and love, not kids attempting to make it within the music enterprise in Jakarta. The notes say this album is a few breakup. Nicely, why wouldn’t it’s? Most good albums are. Most individuals start to study life after their first breakup and this album reveals denisa’s breakup was a basic earth mover in her life.
“bloodbuzz” is in regards to the journey of 1’s love life. By way of the dangerous and the nice, and the way we perceived the approaching and going of one other,” renisa explains within the notes.
Then it hits, ‘Honey’.
There are some nice tracks on this album. Whereas a number of are catchy, poppy numbers, together with the primary single, “You Are Not My Savior” there’s additionally much more to this. The folkie sounds, or influences of quite a lot of current artists might be discovered on this assortment however for me it kicks off half method via with ‘Honey’ then the subsequent ‘Runaway’.
“The primary music was finished with Rayhan Noor, an previous good friend. In some way, after going via a workshop for about two months, the music that got here out felt so trustworthy in a pop method. We listened to a complete lot of Bleachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and in addition obtained lyrical inspiration from Bombay Bicycle Membership”, denisa added. She didn’t point out The Nationwide.
BTW, I discovered the definition of bloodbuzz on city dictionary: The nice and cozy feeling you get when you’re surrounded by a gathering of prolonged relations. Often entails ingesting distilled and/or fermented drinks.
Give this album a pay attention, I find it irresistible. ST.