Alvin MY’s “Raya di Kinabalu” is on Learning You, his EP cd

Lagu Raya Di Kinabalu song by Alvin MY on this album

Lagu Raya Di Kinabalu song by Alvin MY on this album

It’s cool that an album I reviewed in April 2010 is very relevant right now, because Raya is here again and Alvin reminded me that his song “Raya di Kinabalu” is on it. Here’s what I wrote last year, I liked it a lot. Actually, I remember liking the whole album a lot. Go Alvin!

The songs are varied and embrace everything: modern life and hip hop elements, then some Sumazau grooves within that. He sings in English and in Malay. Sometimes the songs are tender, sometimes unrestrained happiness bursts through – he captures that on the track “Raya di Kinabalu”, a tale about a traveller who comes home for Raya. Alvin says he was thinking about his siblings and good times in his home town when he wrote that song.

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