‘SIMETRISITI’ IS FULL OF GRATITUDE

Datuk Siti Nurhal­iza’s lat­est al­bum proves to be a hit among fans, writes

New Straits Times - - Entertainment - TAHIR ALHAMZAH

DATUK Siti Nurhal­iza isn’t called Malaysia’s No. 1 singer for noth­ing. A spe­cial edi­tion of her lat­est stu­dio al­bum SimetriSiti was sold out within 20 min­utes.

Some 300 copies were opened for a pre-booked sale ex­clu­sively via on­line shop­ping por­tal Lazada last Fri­day.

The spe­cial edi­tion con­sists of an au­to­graphed cover al­bum and post­card. It fea­tures a dif­fer­ent cover from the reg­u­lar CD, which is avail­able for pur­chase from to­day on­wards.

“The phys­i­cal al­bum is sold here and in Sin­ga­pore, Brunei and In­done­sia.

“The duet with Judika (Kisah Ku In­ginkan) is not in­cluded in the al­bum for the In­done­sian mar­ket as the tune can be found in his up­com­ing al­bum re­leased there,” the songstress said.

Siti, 38, de­scribed the al­bum as a gift for her fans. It con­tains 10 tracks, in­clud­ing Ber­san­dar Cinta, Penghiburku and Se­gala Perasaan.

Her lyrics ex­pressed gratitude to­wards those sup­port­ive of her ca­reer and in­stru­men­tal to her suc­cess.

The first sin­gle to be re­leased on dig­i­tal plat­form prior to the re­lease of SimetriSiti was Se­gala Perasaan ,a song writ­ten and com­posed by In­done­sian com­poser and lyri­cist Ivan La­hardika, and pro­duced by Mu­jahid Ab­dul Wa­hab.

It was re­leased on April 28 and is ranked 22nd in the Top Songs Sin­gles Charts on iTunes Charts Malaysia.

Be­sides Judika, an­other artiste fea­tured on the al­bum is award-win­ning hip-hop star Joe Fl­iz­zow for the track Penghiburku. The song was com­posed and writ­ten by Siti.

“Af­ter a song was dropped from the track­list, we had room for one more song. I de­cided to con­trib­ute my own com­po­si­tion to re­place it. But, the idea came at the last minute,” Siti said.

She said in­spi­ra­tion for Penghiburku came while she was at a hos­pi­tal with her fam­ily in March.

Although the melody came to her at the hos­pi­tal, she only man­aged to pen down the lyrics be­fore get­ting into the stu­dio to record the song. The lyrics are ded­i­cated to her fans, whom she views as her muse.

Renowned com­poser Aubrey Suwito is the project direc­tor of SimetriSiti. Other known com­posers, such as Ami­rah Ali, Opick, Ade Govinda, Mo­hariz Yaakup and Sid Mur­shid also con­trib­uted their com­po­si­tions to the al­bum.

Datuk Siti Nurhal­iza

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