Jan 9, 2009

Estrella: Stay

Sudah agak lama sebenarnya saya mencari siapakah penyanyi lagu ini. Masalahnya bukan apa, kebanyakkan stesyen radio (Hitz, FlyFm, MixFM) mempunyai trend untuk tidak menyebut nama lagu yang dimainkan atau band mana yang menyanyikan lagu tersebut. Setelah beberapa bulan lagu tersebut berkumandang di radio barulah saya tahu siapakah yang menyanyikan lagu tersebut.

I'm a big fan!

Sebenarnya apa yang menjadikan saya confuse adalah kerana saya beranggapan lagu ini dinyanyikan oleh band luar negara sehinggalah saya menjumpai profile mereka. Tambahan pula, ada perkataan 'twilight' dalam lirik lagu mereka (ingatkan OST untuk filem 'Twilight').

Lyric: -

Sound straight from the twilight
Has me up all night
I can't fall asleep 'cause I keep thinking of you
And I saw a shadow outside my window and it's you.

All my sorrows flew away
Hush, keep quiet, hear me say
I don't ever want you to go
Please stay
With the moonlight dancing free
And there's no one but you and me
There's no reason to go astray
Please stay.

Making up a story
It's the way you're looking at me
If you think that this is funny, it's just you.

Try and think about it,
If you're heart is closed don't lock it,
Keep your keys back in your pocket,
Think this through.

All my sorrows flew away
Hush, keep quiet, hear me say
I don't ever want you to go
Please stay
With the moonlight dancing free
And there's no one but you and me
There's no reason to go astray
Please stay.

Please stay with me
Just stay with me
and I will take you to Foreverland
Just stay

Berikut adalah sejarah Estrella: -

Formed in 2006, Estrella originally consisted of three members; Ashraf, Syariful Adzwan (Yob), and fronted by Liyana. In May 2006, the Troubaganger acoustic gig marked their first-ever performance, initially winning over the audience at cozy La Bodega KL. However, very soon after the three members were then reduced to the current two as Ashraf decided to leave the band for personal reasons.

Armed with their guitars and heartfelt tunes, Liyana and Yob began circulating the local music scene with their own brand of acoustic music. Numerous open-mic sessions and gigs at notable shows around town followed suit; namely Moonshine, Troubadours, Doppelganger, and No Black Tie, and the band began to generate more attention for the duo from both the audience and the organizers.

In June 2006, Estrella’s first single, ‘Take It Slow’ was featured in Troubadours’s “The Voices Next Door” compilation album, and the song was then taken by RedComm productions as part of the soundtrack for the SunSilk TV series Impian Illiyana which ran for 13 consecutive weeks. Gaining some pretty decent exposure in the media as well as the indie scene, friendships were also made with likeminded individuals and groups along the way, providing them with even more ideas and opportunity to grow musically.

Having captured the attention of the Laguna Music, Estrella further evolved their genre from indie jazz to a slightly more complex sound, with dreamy and spacey after-effects. Under the suggestion of Laguna Music Producer, Jeffrey Little, the strummers now became a light band - with members, Shamsul Idzwan on percussions and Jeffrey Little, himself on drums.

Making rounds at gigs around town as a full band, opening for Seven Collar T-shirt for their showcase ‘A Seven Collar Sonique Cinematique’ and performing at the annual KL Sing Song 2007 show alongside notable singer-songwriters like Azmyl Yunor, Pete Teo and Shanon Shah, gave the band ample media exposure and a good headstart.

Having worked their way to perfecting their existing and new material, Estrella’s self-titled album was released on the 28th of December 2007. Following the release of the album, Estrella released two singles, ‘Ternyata’ & ‘Stay’, to reach-out to both the Malay & English markets.

Everyday musings and inward thoughts are the main elements in their music, using simplicity as the main staple. Being so new to the scene, Estrella is simply going with the flow, and taking in stride whatever it is that comes their way. Keep you ears peeled for this act, they’re bound to reach and capture the hearts of music-enthusiasts everywhere.


miszrLina said...

aah la... ingat kot lagu soundtrack twillight. hik2

F.A.Z.R.U.L.L.S said...

Salam bro,

Aku pun dok tercari2.. sapa lah nayanyi lagu ni... tq bro...

kruel74 said...

Lagu ni macam lagu Lisa Loeb zaman aku muda2 dulu tapi original dari segi presentation... fresh...Malaysia boleh!!!

apple Sweet said...

eh eh.. lagu nie kat xfresh FM selalu sgt kemumandang.. aku pun x tahu sape yg lagu nie.. tah tetibe dalam pc aku dah de.. aritu la.. dah lame.. tah sape yg download..

tapi lagu nie kire ok la.. bagus gak.. nk kate best kejap je.. lame2 dgr bosan dah.. hikhik..

aKu..DiA...kAmU said...

aku suka!

Eazy Izzuddin said...

suke sgt lagu nih...
selain stay lagu ternyata..

Frankie Foo™ said...

kalau u usha my blog dari awal2 skit kan,ade je i featured this song.
lengkap lagu lirik and all.
too bad u baru taw.
nak dekat setahun dh taw.~

|1f34|-|1r3 said...

aku suka lagu nii...lama gak mencari sape penyanyi dia..tenkiu slumbeRaja !

redSeptember said...

i love this band. they are really good.

mula2 ingatkan international band tau...

♥corcraze♥ said...

best ke..ok2 jela kot..
ade kt radio erh..
x notice plak..
sbb slalu dga mp3..hehe..

Dosz said...

aku pun minat gak ngan band ni :p