What exactly lies beneath the exterior of that cool, calm & composed soulman whom we know as Taufik Batisah? Check out the following sections to learn more about the man.
Press Release (22 Nov 2008)
Taufik Batisah brightens the music scene with brand new release!
Igniting a speculator spark to the music scene, Taufik Batisah returns with a musically rich and captivating new Malay release “SURIA HATIKU” this 23 November!
Since emerging to stardom four years ago, Taufik has thus far proven his well-worthiness of being one of most well-loved artistes in the country with his musical talents and close-to-heart personality.
Thrashing the conventional route of a manufactured pop star, Taufik’s all-rounded capabilities as a singer-performer-composer-producer continues to establish a remarkable presence in the English and Malay music industry with his own distinctive brand music, garnering overwhelming recognition from fans and music professionals locally and overseas alike.
2008 sees Taufik emerging as the Best Singapore Artiste at the Malay music Grammy equivalent Anugerah Planet Muzik. For the second consecutive year he has also been named as the Most Popular Singapore Artiste and recipient to the Most Popular Singapore Song Award for his stellar hit “Berserah”. Further recognizing his efforts in the local music and society influence, Taufik has also been conferred nation honor of the National Youth Award by the National Youth Council.
Deeply appreciative and encouraged by the support and recognitions that marks his growth in the music world, Taufik continues to strive in his musical escapade with stronger determination and experience, exploring new sound styles and scaling further heights in his all-new music offering!
In everyone is a burning light.
That illuminates the darkness and focuses us on the right track of life…
After more than a year of preparation and anticipation, Taufik Batisah launches a brand new Malay album SURIA HATIKU, which features 10 impressive tracks, each distinctively a potential smash hit by its own!
Riding on the experience of three successful albums to date, SURIA HATIKU reveals a musically more matured and more all-rounded Taufik. Not only has he continued his role as the composer and producer in this album, he also takes on more involvement in the production as the music arranger for most of the songs as well. With sheer determination and passion to further his musicality, Taufik spends countless nights in the studio with the studio engineer, perfecting the ideal sounds, instrumentation and mix for the songs in the album.
This full Malay album showcases a strong array of song genres and new excitements as Taufik explores his seven compositions with new maturity. The album also bridges vibrant music collaborations hardly seen in the industry, with a stellar participation from mentor Ken Lim, renowned music producer M. Nasir and singer Hady Mirza.
Top on the song list is “Gadis Itu”, Ken Lim’s powerful composition which showcases a never-heard-before Taufik, the Latin style! Done in his best forte, Taufik slips on the groovy beats like a second skin with amazing sleek vocals to match in this refreshing upbeat number that is bound to keep you on your feet!
The album also sees the highly-anticipated collaborations with top Malaysia music composer and producer in Malay music, M. Nasir. Through two specially tailor-made two potential radio hits “Hey” and “Citra Suria’’, M. Nasir unveils another aspect of Taufik’s vocals abilities, bringing the songs to a flawless finish. For Taufik, having a rare chance to learn and work closely with the highly respected sifu through recording process was a truly valuable learning experience!
Taufik’s own compositions remain top on fans’ expectation scale. Following the highly successful “Usah Lepaskan”, Taufik further sets emotions ablaze with two ballads “Kau Dan Dia” and “Nafasku”. Both haunting in the most mesmerizing tunes, these two ballads will definitely tug at the heartstrings. Taufik’s raw emotions further continue to captivate evidently in the piano-accompanied “Khayalan”, a track about yearning for a lost love.
Fans are also in for a treat as the album also includes Taufik’s first ever duet recording with fellow label mate Hady Mirza! Written and produced by Taufik. “Kepadanya” beautifully blends the vocal prowess of the two Singapore’s best in perfect unison.
Also for the first time in record, this release features a full family effort as Taufik’s mum, siblings and niece take on cameo appearances in his songs as well! Whether is the motherly advice in “Petua”, the pure children innocence in “Suria Hatiku” or the soulful backup tracks that are skillfully incorporated, the family love definitely adds a tinge of warm smile to complete the album!
“SURIA HATIKU” IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT ALL CD RAMA STORES.
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