#Showbiz: Raisa back for more 'KL energy' at concert

INDONESIAN songbird Raisa Andriana, 33, had a blast at her first concert in Malaysia at Zepp Kuala Lumpur last November.

"You guys are one of the best audiences we've had.

"It was an intimate setting with about 2,500 people, but the energy was unbelievable and it really made me want to come back to Malaysia," she said in a recent chat online.

Fans will get to see the artiste with a mellifluous voice in action again at Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

"I've had a very big show in Jakarta, so I'm going to take that concept to the show in Malaysia.

"The theme, the visuals, new arrangements are on a smaller scale, but it will be something different for the fans in Kuala Lumpur this time round."

The Jakarta-born singer-songwriter and businesswoman added that she loves big and smaller events since she gets to be with fans and music lovers.

"I love my shows, the intimacy between me and the audience, the little things that happen where you had to be there to enjoy it."

Raisa added that she loves the impromptu and on-the-fly nature of her shows.

"That live aspect is what I crave for. Although I'm nervous about every show, I never plan a speech or anything. It's all pretty spontaneous.

"I'm very excited to see you all again. If you've seen my videos of the Jakarta concert on social media, it will be a miniature version of that.

"Fans can expect 20 or more songs, as well as a few new songs that I've released since my last visit."

Talking about her favourite songs to perform live, she says it's also a challenging tune to sing.

"I love to perform Kali Kedua, since it's a crowd favourite and I like the energy of the song. It's a powerful ballad and the arrangement is very special for me and the audience.

"It's a beautiful song to sing live, but also one of the hardest to tackle, especially during the last part where I'm using what strength that's left in my lungs to build up and finish it."

Fans can also expect beautiful renditions of Serba Salah, Apalah (Arti Menunggu), Bahasa Kalbu, Jatuh Hati and many more in her Raisa Hits Live concert that starts at 8.30pm.

Raisa is known as the first female singer to organise a solo stadium concert in Indonesia.


The former vocalist of Indonesian band Andante started getting noticed after a collaboration with Canadian composer David Foster at a performance in Jakarta.

She released her self-titled debut album in 2011, and her fourth and latest studio release, It's Personal, came out last year.

Since then, she has garnered a number of accolades, including Indonesian Music Awards, Music Planet Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards.

In 2014, she charted at 45th place on Billboard Uncharted, marking her first entry on the Billboard chart.

In 2017, she reached 29th place on Billboard Social 50, which ranks the most active musical artistes on the world's leading social networking services.

"This time in KL, I'll do some shopping and I want to eat nasi kandar. Every time I go from one place to another, the food is different.

"I want to thank my fans in Malaysia for their endless support. I held a concert in Kuala Lumpur for the first time last year but they have already known me for over five years.

"They've been very active on social media where they mention me a lot and were looking forward to my concert, so I'm looking forward to meeting you guys. Me and my bandmates are super excited to see you all."

Tickets for the concert are priced from RM100 to RM650 and can be bought at

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