KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian songbird, Rozita Rohaizad has bounced back with ‘A Beautiful Life’, a self-penned acoustic pop rock English song, which is expected to hit the local music scene soon.
“The song was inspired while driving. The words just came to mind.. I voice-recorded it on the phone while waiting for traffic lights to turn green and perfected it at home,” she told Bernama Lifestyle & Youth (LNY).
“It’s acoustic pop rock…just the guitar and my voice. If it becomes a hit, I will make it more musical with different instruments in the arrangement. it is my first time to successfully pen and sing it, ” says Rozita, who is the niece of the late great Puan Sri Saloma and daughter of the late legendary actress Mariani Ismail.
The tentatively titled song is produced by Yesbaby Music and composed by Sabah-born composer Roslan Ismail, or Kyoji Sky. Roslan has composed songs for RTM dramas, including Hujan Tak Berhenti (2005) and produced two EP and a single, Trilogi Matra and Cerita Semalam.
Rozita says it will be distributed to RTM and English radio stations like Traxx FM, Mix FM and Lite FM and uploaded on itunes for ReverbNation next week. ReverbNation is an online platform that provides tools and opportunities for musicians to manage their careers.
A Beautiful Life is the first single track in English by Rozita to kick off the year, after a brief hiatus. Last year, she released a duet with Ayu Damit, a Hari Raya single, Zapin Rinduan Kasih, a song produced by Ken Blues Metal Entertainment. Another single is ‘Kenekkenek’, an electric pop genre, featuring rap duo Dior n Doul, self produced in 2014.
The year 2015 ended on a sad note for Rozita as she lost her mother. Mariani or Mariam Ismail, 82, passed away while in a coma on Dec 1.
“I just can’t believe that she’s gone. I keep reaching out to dial her number, which I have not deleted from my handphone. But now I am back with activities since January and finding out my ability to put lyrics into melody,” Rozita recalls.
The sultry singer will also be performing at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra on Feb 12 and 13 at the invitation of the Canberra ACT Government.
“It’s amazing to get to represent Malaysia again. I’m also excited that just before midnight on my birthday I managed to write lyrics to an acoustic pop song titled A Beautiful Life,” says Rozita.
A Beautiful Life will also make its debut in Australia, says Rozita, who will also perform Joget Budaya, Zapin Rinduan Kasih and Kenekkenek at the festival.
Ahead of her performance in Canberra, Rozita will also be singing some traditional jazz numbers during her one night jamming session with Australian musicians at Leora Cafe Lounge in Pryor Street, Eltham on Feb 5.
She says that Tourism Malaysia and the Australian High Commission will be taking up one full stage and 30 stalls for the three-day fest, turning it into a Malaysian Village.
On her acting career, Rozita will also be featured in popular police drama series Gerak Khas, which will be aired over TV2 soon. She plays the elder sister of a drug pusher in the drama directed by Datuk Yusoff Haslam, who is also Managing Director of Skop Production Sdn Bhd.