Malaysian-born singer songwriter NADHIRA is back following her global travels to find inspiration with her second album – 12 SHADES! The album was launched at an invite only event for members of the media, selected fans, local celebrities and musicians. It features 10 English and 2 Bahasa Malaysia tracks. An after party, open to members of the public and other fans of Nadhira, followed the event which marked the beginning of a new campaign presented in collaboration with The MoveMint.
The first single off the album – Tear Us Apart – features Ron E Jones and was produced by Tom Diesel, both based in Australia. Tear Us Apart is a seamless duet about the strength and bond of love. Available for preview atwww.nadhiraworld.com, it made its national debut through Hitz.FM last month and has joined the playlists of several other local, regional and online radio stations since then.
“It’s been an amazing year and even the way this album came together is a story in itself. For instance, the lead single off 12 Shades happened to be the last song I recorded for the album. After meeting Ron E Jones while he was visiting Malaysia to work with a select group of artists, we decided that it would be a wonderful collaboration if we could work together. The result is Tear Us Apart. The fact that Tom Diesel was available to produce the track just made it that much more special,” said Nadhira.
A classically trained pianist, Nadhira has over the years moved in various directions including rock, blues, jazz, soul and R&B. These began to make their presence felt on her inaugural album “From Malaysia with Love” that was launched to critical acclaim in 2010. 12 Shades takes her infinitely matured skills and talents to new heights and presents her fans old and new alike an intriguing exploration of life, love and everything in between as seen through this songbird’s eyes.
“Other tracks on the album see me collaborating with Canadian rapper Vandal and Indonesian reggae ambassador Ras Muhamad as well which adds yet another dimension to this colourful album. One of the two Bahasa Malaysia tracks, “Sendiri,” is also of particular note as it was composed by Aldisya Latuihamallo – better known for his work producing with Indonesian Superstar Glenn Fredly. The remainder of the album is produced, mixed and mastered by Indonesian producer Wisnu “Wizzow” Prastowo who’s diverse body of work compliments me in so many ways and is what really sets 12 Shades apart from anything else like it in Malaysia,” Nadhira added.