By: Claudia Siregar |
Today, Jakarta-based 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. Inspired by 60’s folk artists such as Bob Dylan, Donovan, Joan Baez, and Peter Paul Mary, Savero has decided to go down a similar path to his heroes and release “It Seems Like God Is Good To Me” as his first solo single.
Dubbing his genre as a mix of folk and country, the track is an easy listening number seemingly reeking of a blend of influences from 60’s American country and folk music as well as local folk influences such as Iwan Fals’ early work. The production is quite neat, blending in sounds of harmonica nicely with acoustic guitar strums and Savero singing about being grateful for the blessings one receives in life in the typical American country crooner style. Lyrically, I think it’s safe to say that “It Seems Like God Is Good To Me” is a take on how people these days find comfort and healing in their spirituality. The release of the single screams out that it’s cool to get in touch with one’s spirituality again.
As the market for country singers in Indonesia these days is rather niche, Savero made a bold move releasing a folk-country number as his first single. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for him as a folk-country musician in the local music scene.
Listen to Farrel Savero here: