GUEST POST: The Story So Far. By Chris Pereira

Why have we not jumped into the forefront of Malaysia’s media eyesight? Simple: We said we COULDN’T before we even entertained the notion that we COULD….I blame it on a generation of upbringing, where we used the excuse of being oppressed. Everything we blamed on our lacking was on others and not us. Everything that went wrong was not our responsibility but someone else’s. Where art was a hobby never a passion and never was it a way of possibly making a living.

‘Honeydew’ by Beverly Rachel. It’s beautiful, you’ll want to be her Valentine

So, when 18-year-old Beverly Rachel Matujal came to Eyes and Ears to record one of her original songs because her friend said to send it to hitz.fm, Chris Pereira got on the phone to Tonedeaf Stephen [I know right? And he’s a sound engineer] and said something like, “OMG, get over here Tonedeaf! We have to do something with this!” Tonedeaf was quite effervescent. “It’s really exciting to find somebody like that! She knows music…