There are many songs in my iPod that I don’t even know I have. So, once in a while, when I’m sick of listening to Jason Castro *lol* it’s nice to find long forgotten songs in my iPod. One such pleasant surprise is Izzy Mohamed’s Closed Door.
It’s a demo song of an aspiring Malaysian singer/songwriter known as Izzy. I’m not sure how it ended up in my iPod. It must have come from my sister-in-law’s song list. Anyway, I think it’s quite good – for a demo. Her voice and the melody are haunting. I liked the solo guitar intro for Closed Door a lot but am not too thrilled with the guitar strumming as she sings.
Anywho, I googled her and found her myspace page. I’m listening to her other songs as I’m writing this.
I think this girl has talent. I love her voice and her words. Quite mature and not (so) cheesy. I don’t know if she plays the lead guitar for her songs — I’m guessing she does — but whoever is has some killer plucking/strumming skills!
I was thrilled to know that she has a Malay song called Pelangi. Once again, I love the melody and the singing but the words are kinda cheesy and a bit cliched (maybe she’s more comfortable expressing herself in English? That’s usually the case). But I was generally digging the song — even her weird pronunciation of the word kapan(Indonesian for when) which sounds like kapal (ship) (because the line goes… “kapan lagi”.. so it sounds like she’s saying “kapallagi”) — UNTIL I heard the word “berubah” (to change) which she sung in an English accent (you know… with the R stressed in the way the word American should be pronounced?)
I’m all for good English pronunciation in songs but there is no greater turn off than hearing someone sing a Malay song with an English accent….or an English song with a Malay accent for that matter. Anyway, that’s just me.
Do check her songs out. She’s got a public gig coming in July so you may want to go.
Anyway, I want to give Closed Door another spin. Later!