That is not to say that the album is not without it's highlights. The Audi Mok penned BUKAN IGAUAN, a stomper of a song that could have been the lovechild of Amerie’s ‘1 Thing’ + Beyonce’s ‘DejaVu’, showcases Hazami’s falsetto doing a one upmanship with wood instruments (also features backing vocals by Nikki); while the potential club hit YANG KU MAHU manages to channel Daft Punk electronica replete with vocoder effects. Meanwhile, Hazami’s accomplished songwriting skills are much evident in the haunting KATA CINTA MADAH DUSTA, the yearning SEMPAT, as well as the inspiring TIADA DIKAU TIADA DAKU, a tribute to his parents. Hazami also utilizes his resources to the fullest by featuring his choir group, ‘Music & Me Vocals’ as backing in many of the songs to great effect.
Overall, ‘Nyata’ is definitely Hazami’s most satisfying release to date and would further cement his reputation as one of the most talented artistes in the Malaysian music industry.
- Ayuh (Neal/Hazami) ****
- Tiada Dikau Tiada Daku (Hazami) ****
- Kata Cinta Madah Dusta (Hazami) *****
- Fikir (Hazami) ***
- Restu (Hazami / Azlan Abu Hasan) *** 1/2
- Tidak Mungkin (Hazami) ****
- Bukan Igauan (Hazami/ Audi Mok) *****
- Yang Ku Mahu (Hazami/ Audi Mok) ****
- Sempat (Hazami) ****
- Sepi (Hazami)***1/2
- Kiblatku (Hazami / Azlan Abu Hasan) ****