If you are above 40 years old, do you know Sohaimi Mior Hassan?
If you are below 20 years old, do you know Ana Raffali and Altimet?
If you are not so young yet not that old (like I am), you are about to get a crash course!
Sohaimi Mior Hassan is an 80’s singer who’s popular with the song “Epilog Cinta Dari Bromley”. He has deep macho voice that sounds like Broery Marantika. In fact, when I first listened to of that song I thought it was Broery’s song. Where’s Bromley by the way? Bromley is a town in East London. If you go through the song’s lyrics, it’s a love story between the hero and a girl named Kathy, which is challenged by difference in beliefs. Perhaps the background is set in Bromley, hence the title.
Ana Raffali sings “Hujan Bunga di Kuala Lumpur”. At first I thought she sounds like Yuna in some bits, but now that I’ve heard several of her songs I can already tell the difference. Some may notice her as the cute girl who loves performing in baju kurung accompanied by her gitar tong.
Altimet is… honestly I’ve never paid any attention to him before. If he isn’t doing the rap part in the song that I’m about to introduce to you, I may not pay attention to him still. He used to be in Teh Tarik Crew with Mizz Nina, which means I might have watched him perform during my student days. Still, doesn’t ring a bell.
And the purpose of the above is…?
I want you to listen to this song called “Kalau Berpacaran” by the three singers above. Believe me, it’s so cool! I first heard it while driving during the weekend and it got stuck in my head till now. The at-your-face lyrics, Sohaimi’s deep voice, the catchy tune – I like them all!
Kalau Berpacaran by Sohaimi Mior Hassan, Ana Raffali & Altimet
[Sohaimi Mior Hassan]
Memang banyak pantang larang
Ibubapa adik abang
Carilah tempat yang terang
Agar tidak pula
Mencuba aksi terlarang
Kerna malu itu
Perisai orang beriman
Jangan tunggu lama-lama
Kalau dah berkenan
Jumpalah ayah dan mama
Meminang dengan segera
Kalau terlambat kasihmu disambar buaya
Kita sambung cerita
Kalau kamu berdua
Aku yang ketiga
Aku penambah perasa
Akulah pendarab nafsu serakah
Hai teruna bikin perangai selamba
Hati si dara kata tak apa
Berani buat terima padah
Kalau tak sedia
*Repeat chorus twice*
P.S.: Dengar tu, kalau tak sedia silalah ucap syahadah okay :-p