In Pilu Membiru Experience, Kunto Aji, together with Adjie Santosoputro, invites three fans to talk to Santosoputro about their stories of loss and healing, which ends with Kunto Aji’s performance of “Pilu Membiru”—a song from Kunto Aji’s sophomore album Mantra Mantra. What results is an honest, brave work of art that gives closure to its subjects and listeners.
“Love poem” is the definitive proof of South Korean singer-songwriter IU’s versatility as a musician, and here’s why.
Eight months ago, co-editor Patricia Kusumaningtyas joined Tinder. It was a confusing time in her life. Regardless of that, she learned that Spotify’s anthem API on Tinder could carry a lot of weight into swiping left or right on a person, despite its obvious biases.
The 1975 made another comeback this year with the release of their single “Frail State of Mind”. The track is the third pre-released single off their 2020 album “Notes on a Conditional Form”, following “The 1975” and “People”.
One of Indonesia’s leading figures in music and performing arts, Djaduk Ferianto, passed away last week. With a career spanning for decades, he has contributed to Indonesia’s arts and music scene in a way that is indelible for years to come.
The Jakarta-based duo Lunar Motel returned with another single titled “Mind Reflection”, with a brand new theme surrounding self contemplation.
“Soto Ayam Bu Karti” has been in our staff members’ conversations for the past few weeks. This absurd short parody by Mamang Kesbor references the style of trap hip hop artists (most obviously Playboi Carti) to tell a story about a chicken soto street food stall. Speed of Sound Mag’s editors and staff writers collaborated on an editorial reviewing the song and the extent of which “Soto Ayam Bu Karti” impacts Indonesian culture, however niche it could be.
Kim Taeyeon is officially back with her second full-length album “Purpose”, after releasing a few mini albums and singles for the past few years and touring Asia in the first half of 2019.
Jakarta-based folk-country singer Farrel Savero breaks into the local music scene with his single “It Seems Like God Is Good To Me”. Previously known as the bassist of the band Blue Cirrus, Savero is now inclined to embark on a solo career.
The Hallyu wave has introduced us to Korean drama (K-drama) and its OSTs (original soundtracks). Yet some OSTs became forgotten in a few years, despite deserving more recognition from the general public.