Friday, January 30, 2015

#JusticeForElyana

Bila sudah lama tak ada, baru sekarang terhegeh-hegeh nak hargai dan itu sekarang terjadi pada diri sendiri sejak dua menjak ni. Selepas countless listening to new songs, out of sudden I realized that "What the hell happened to Elyana? I used to like her like where is she now?". Ini barangkali datangnya daripada rangkaian sesi persoalan diri bermula dari minggu-minggu lepas dimulai dengan "Where the hell is JoJo?" dan kemudian "Where the hell is Stacie Orrico?". Sekarang berjangkit ke industri muzik tempatan.

Siapa yang tak kenal Elyana ataupun Erneelya Elyana Emrizal (EEEception), sudah pastinya belum lahir mahupun anda membesar tanpa sebarang pendedahan terhadap radio mahupun tv. She was quite a thing at that time. Watak utama dalam drama yang berkonsepkan "Jom Masuk U" mahupun antara penyanyi pertama Malaysia yang memulakan revolusi ikonik "berkaki ayam" semasa membuat persembahan akhir disebuah rancangan TV swasta sehinggalah dia berkahwin. Selepas itu semuanya senyap.

Lupakan semuanya, since her music legacy still remain here to be listen by us mortal.


Salah satu kegemaran diri sendiri ialah debut single daripada album "Bicara Mata Ini";"Tak Tercapai Akalnya" aka Kau Lembap. This song is still good walaupun sudah mencecah 10 tahun tapi ia masih tidak outdated. The music arrangement is like this whole orchestra thingy that mixed together with band stuff. The electric guitar, which is one of the main instrument in her old music catalogue plays a distinctive role in this song. You can feel this early Avril Lavigne sounds from it but in more melodramatic voice coming from Elyana.
 
Sama juga dengan lagu-lagu lain dimana setiap satu pasti ada satu rentak unik yang membuatkan lagu tersebut berbeza daripada yang lain tetapi masih lagi mengikut landasan tema muzik yang sama. Satu lagi kredit adalah lirik-lirik didalam lagu-lagu Elyana. Kebanyakkan lirik adalah berpuisi dan tidak straightforward and I really like it. You don't find it quite often nowadays in Malaysian songs.
Jikalau, jikalau in case Elyana ingin kembali ke arena muzik setelah penat berehat dirumah. Please do some of these tips:
1. Work back with Aidit Alfian. This is like match in heaven and it was working greatly on you. On how Britney with Max Martin and Lady Gaga with RedOne you are meant with Aidit. 
2. Compose lagu debut comeback (with Aidit Alfian!) ala-ala seperti "Tak Tercapai Akalmu" ataupun "Kau dan Aku" tetapi polish and twist it a little it in more current music style.
3. DO NOT stray and hop into lagu mendayu-dayu stuff. Remain with guitar and bass. You can do slow stuff but include these two.
4. DO NOT ATTEMPT to put rap section in your song yet. Not yet. Unnecessary rap will ruins a song. For example Hanie Soraya "Rasa Sayang". Inserting rap in a song does not mean your song going to be cool and amazing.
5. DO NOT rerecording back Niat and put it as Niat 2015, Niat 2016 whatsoever. You have done it twice. Move on already.
So basically do all these things and you might be fine and maybe managed to berkaki ayam again while performing it live. I am done here and now let me jump back to my bed and become a 'Tapak Sulaiman'.