ABANGSAPAU Releases CAHAYA In Time For Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

ABANGSAPAU has released his latest single, Cahaya! In time for Hari Raya, the local rapper delved into his thoughts, centring this holy period and reminding Muslims of the sacrifices, struggles, and devotion that come with a fulfilling life. It is a time of reflection: to practice humility no matter the success in your life and hold dear to the closest people in your heart.

Credits: Universal Music Singapore

The single diverts away from his usual flair for flickering trap drums and low-end exhilaration. It also features the hip-hop artist singing entirely in Malay. In its place are piano keys that dissipate into the ether, turning from grand to ethereal throughout the affair. This production work was handled by regular collaborator Prodbydan, along with contributions by musicians Akid Amir, Lucas Tee and Ruben Lee.

Credits: Universal Music Singapore

A lone acoustic guitar accompanies ABANGSAPAU, who sings about the fleetingness of life. He confronts the sobering truth that his parents will not always be around. In his 2022’s single, Boyhood, he immortalised his father who has passed on, along with his uncle and grandparents. Cahaya may commemorate the festive season, but it is unabashedly solemn.

As a musician and a person, he is now more focused and intentional in how he does things. For example, ABANGSAPAU channels pain and sorrow into his single like Cahaya, offering comfort for those who’ve experienced a similar loss.

Cahaya by ABANGSAPAU is now available on Spotify and more streaming platforms.

We would like to wish all Muslims in Singapore Selamat Hari Raya!


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