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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Clara Benin drops her OFFMUTE debut with 'Suara Hati'

08/17/2021 11:10:48 PM

Critically-acclaimed Filipina singer-songwriter Clara Benin has dropped her first official single under the Southeast Asian label OFFMUTE.

Titled as Suara Hati, Clara Benin's international track showcased her stripped-down sound and delicately intimate songwriting style has initially been written and released in 2015 as "Tila," a Filipino track off her debut EP, Riverchild. The said original song had become one of her most commercially successful releases after scoring more than 6 million streams on Spotify and YouTube.

As part of OFFMUTE's initiative to champion its roster of new and emerging music acts across and beyond the region, "Suara Hati" was re-recorded by Benin in Bahasa Indonesia, with prolific music producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist The Ringmaster helping them.

"It was really important for me to make this song sound authentic and true to its language," Benin shares in a statement. "My producer, The Ringmaster, made that easy for me because he actually grew up in Indonesia and spoke Bahasa fluently. He helped me a lot with the pronunciation and delivery of the vocals. Berto Pah, an Indonesian Sasando player, also helped make the song sound authentic."

With "Suara Hati" prodding listeners into believing that "love is everywhere; it's within us and it's all around us," Clara Benin brings heartfelt sentimentality into even clearer focus and delivers a timeless material that not only resonates on a universal level but also cuts across the cultural and generational divide.

"I think the important thing is to know and understand the message of the song, which is simply love," says the talented solo artist. "I really tried to channel that message into the way I delivered the vocals and played the guitar."

The release of this single "Suara Hati" comes with a lyric video in Bahasa Indonesia language, which features Clara Benin performing the song with her acoustic guitar and a backdrop of flowers and natural elements projected against the wall.

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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