//October 17, 2010//
Music is called the most universal languages human ever discovered. Through music, people are united. Shakira sings the song Waka-Waka (This Time for Africa), and suddenly the world shakes their hips and cheers to the World Cup. It is pretty obvious to see the power of a song. In 2007, a movie titled Music and Lyrics arrived on the cinema, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. It’s not a new statement. It’s just a repetition that stated when those two collides, magic is created. Lyrics makes song powerful as music makes lyrics stands out. As a fan of a word, and an admirer of music, I always try to involve with a song from their whole package. From words and melody.
Nowadays, bunch of teenagers seeking attention by creating music, gathering some friends and neighbor and choose a cool name to represent, what they believed, a band. Some think it’s a shortcut to become famous, and some really think music is their whole life. There’s nothing wrong with any of the statement. As long as we’d still have some real good music to make world a better place, then it is enough.
Fresh talented group of people rise and sink. We probably relieve to hear music from Efek Rumah Kaca and Naif They write lyrics so damn genius and created tunes that catchy to accompany them. But don’t you miss the past 90’s where lyric is well-thought and every song isn’t dominated by the words ‘I love you’? Don’t you remember the times when you’re not surrounding by some people singing desperation and suffering, or some other who run out of ideas and starting to spell every letter in words of ‘C-I-N-T-A’?
Laras hati, berkelana iris janji. Mengukir bisikan, bisikan memacu hasrat. Desir-desir mimpi, isyaratkan legit dunia. Kamulah satu-satunya, yang ternyata mengerti aku.
(Kamulah Satu-Satunya – Dewa 19)
Don’t you miss the metaphor and the sweet praises?